30 Nov 2022

Wattle Downs dairy goes all out on security

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 30 November 2022

With the number of robberies of dairies, and the killing of shopkeeper Janak Patel last week, 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 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.

First Up producer Matthew Theunissen caught up with owner Uday Patel and found that the dairy's now the Fort Knox of suburban retail.