A powerful west Auckland organisation has strongly denied that it is engaged in what its opponents call "blatant and shameful electioneering".

The accusations arise from the Auckland local body elections, amid an ongoing debate about the alcohol monopoly held by the Waitakere and Portage Licensing Trusts (most often called the Trusts).

Grassroots organisation West Auckland Trusts Action Group, which has long called for changes to the existing rules, claims The Trusts are trying to influence the local elections by greatly increasing their marketing spend in the lead up to the ballot.

The Action Group is particularly vested in the result

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