Four Porirua businesses could have their liquor licences suspended for selling alcohol to underage drinkers during a police sting.
Police, public health and licensing officials and two volunteers aged 16 and 17 visited 17 bars and liquors store in Porirua at the weekend
The teenagers successfully bought alcohol from three bars and a supermarket.
Senior Sergeant Stephen Sergeant says it is disappointing so many businesses flouted the law.
All four outlets have been reported to the Liquor Licensing Authority.