Some equipment was stolen from student bar Shadows after it was burgled during Auckland’s Alert Level 3 lockdown.
Thieves broke into the premises at the end of August by removing the doors to the outdoor area, and made their way with some sound equipment.
A police investigation has already been launched.
Manager Matt Marquet said despite the break-in Shadows is still operational and more security measures have already been put in place.
“They (the thieves) haven’t hurt us too bad, it’s more of an annoyance than anything else.”
“It’s a hard year – hospitality has taken a big hit and we’re still suffering at this current Level 2.”
“It’s just disappointing that somebody has taken an opportunity to kick us more when we were already down.”
Under Level 2, Shadows only opens three nights a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Marquet also said the bar has already got events planned if on-campus teaching resumes under Alert Level 1, but they would carry on organizing online events and operate on site if online learning continues.
“We want to try to cram as much as we can for what we have left in the year for students.”
“But we’re looking forward to getting DJs and party nights back on, and everyone can have a good time.”