Why is the tiwai smelter staying open, but nz steel closing?
They probably need to keep using the electricity from Manapouri as it can't go anywhere else?
The cooking thing will be interesting. I've been home with a broken hip (snapped the top of my femur) for six weeks already, another six to go on crutches, my partner decided to move in. Which is lucky, I traditionally travel for work during the week, so very rarely cook. Now I can make a cup of coffee, but I can't take it anywhere!
As for the West Auckland Trust thing, that surprised me when I first moved to Auckland (North Shore) and went to a party out West. Went to a supermarket to pick up some beer, walked round and round until I asked someone if it was in a separate part. She laughed and pointed over the road to liquor store and said no supermarkets have it out West.