Despite a swathe of ram raids across the city, just six Auckland businesses had their applications for bollards approved in the first eight months of this year.
Data obtained by Checkpoint under the Official Information Act shows whilst Auckland Transport aims to process applications within 15 working days, only two met that deadline.
And the longest application has still not received a final sign off after 57 days. So why the hold up?
Tom Taylor and Nick Monro went to find out.