Despite strong community opposition, the Auckland District Licensing Committee has given the go ahead to an off-licence at 334 Mahurangi East Road, in Snells Beach.
The application for the bottle store was submitted by Sri Venkataramana Holdings, run by two partners who between them own eight other liquor outlets, all located in Auckland.
Although neither police nor the Medical Officer of Health opposed the application, two petitions and several public objections were received.
The application was granted with conditions, including that trading be limited to 10am to 8pm on Sunday to Wednesday, and from 10am to 9pm on Thursday to Saturday.
The new bottle store will be the third liquor outlet in the Snells Beach area.