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Well well well. It turns out that those who use the law to shut out competition have trouble complying themselves.

A new coffee caravan at Piha Beach has been shut down by the Waitakere City Council because it has no food licence and may need a resource consent.

It was launched at the weekend by camping ground operator Fiona Anderson, who said it would fill a public need, at the north of the beach during the day and at the camping ground down the road after 4pm.

But her move upset supporters of a resource consent bid to build a cafe nearby led by television celebrity Marc Ellis and his surfing mates.

Yesterday, council environmental compliance manager Alan Ahmu said Ms Anderson could not trade without a food licence.

He said a resource consent might be needed for the caravan, which has been dubbed “The Big Wave” because of its shape.

It could be regarded as a stall rather than a mobile shop if it were parked all day on one spot, Mr Ahmu said.

You can also read more here, this woman is a piece of work.

Below: A conveyer Pizza oven in the Big Wave Cafe –  “Piha is well served by licensed outlets, the rest of the Community are happy with what we have and don’t consider themselves too ‘High End’ to meet at the RSA, Surf Club or Bowling Club”
“Why on earth would you go to a ‘High End Cafe’ for a takeaway?  You can get that at The Store or Blairs”
“I request that both WCC & ARC decline this application in full and thank you for your time”

Comments on: "Hypocrite Gets her Comeuppance" (4)

  1. Help us out here. Why is that a planning consent argument? If no one wants to eat there, her takings will reflect that soon enough?

    What are the issues considered by planners?

  2. I think she’s just trying to be a good businesswoman. I don’t see any ‘comuppance’ here at all.

  3. She is using the law to try and stop her competition under the guise of concern for the local environment. That is the problem.

    If she doesn’t want a cafe in town she can say so at a hearing, but she shouldn’t then start her own, let alone one that breaks the law.

  4. Yes! The people spoke and got what they wanted. The Environment Court said ‘Yes!’ to a Cafe in Piha. Yehaa. Bobbie, Piha

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