No pizzas for no-go area in Rotorua
posted on 13th June 2017
A Domino's franchisee has been instructed by the police to stop deliveries to a Rotorua suburb because of safety concerns after its delivery vehicle was stolen in the area, although police have denied giving such advice. The local Hell Pizza franchisee has also said they have stopped delivering to certain customers in the Fordlands area.
Domino's said its Koutu store was working 'closely with the local police on this matter and will resume deliveries to that area following police advice.'
'The safety and security of our team members is of the utmost importance to Domino's and each team member is equipped with safety training,' the company said.
The Domino's spokeswoman said the stolen van was found a few days later.
'We can confirm instruction was given by police to the store manager to avoid the area until further notice for the safety of his staff. The store manager advised the owner and agreed to follow this advice.'
Rotorua police prevention manager Inspector Stu Nightingale said police were happy to provide crime prevention advice to businesses but would not tell a company not to go somewhere.