30 Nov 2022

Dairies, small businesses taking security to extreme

From First Up, 5:46 am on 30 November 2022

With the number of dairies being robbed, small business owners are taking extraordinary steps to keep themselves safe. We visited one which is about as secure as they come, Cedar Park Superette in Auckland's Wattle Downs. It's was where former Police Minister Stuart Nash chose to launch a $1.9 million initiative to double the number of fog cannons in small businesses back in 2020. We wanted to find out how the dairy has been getting on since that announcement, so our producer Matthew Theunissen caught up with owner Uday Patel and found that the dairy's now surely the Fort Knox of suburban retail. Is this what all dairies are going to need to be like now?