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Indian-owned dairies, Auckland, 1994

 Indian-owned dairies, Auckland, 1994

A 1994 study found that 227 of the 269 diaries (84%) in central urban and suburban Auckland were owned by Indians. Dairies offer an independent, if self-sacrificial, way to own your own business. Many are run as family enterprises, with the business profitability dependent upon family labour and long opening hours.

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Source: Radhika Arti Nandan, ‘Open all hours: Indian dairy entrepreneurship in central urban Auckland.’ MA thesis, University of Auckland, 1994, p. 35

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Dairies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/25497/indian-owned-dairies-auckland-1994 (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016