Auckland’s Gull Kaukapakapa culls cigarettes for the sake of community health

A petrol station in the rural village of Kaukapakapa in Auckland’s north west has taken a stand against cigarettes, selling all the things service stations do, bar the ciggies and tobacco.

Owner Brett Peachey says withdrawing nicotine from the shop will "hit the bottom line".

But, he says, "It’s something we’re prepared to do for the health and wellbeing of the community and it also makes it a lot safer for our staff. There won’t be any ram raids or reason to rob us."