Businesses in Kaikoura have complained to the council about what they see as unfair competition from a Seaside Barbeque business.
But the council has sensibly sided with Kaikoura Seafood BBQ.
It’s not a council’s business to regulate competition, it’s their business to ensure food premises abide by hygiene standards and any other by-laws.
Instead of complaining, other eateries should be trading on their competitive advantages While eating al fresco has its attractions so to does dining inside: weather proor, comfortable seating, clean loos, no sand in your food . . .
If the other eateries can’t cope with the heat from the BBQ’s competition they should leave the kitchens to those who can.