Business in Auckland’s CBD is going from bad to worse, according to hospitality and retail owners who are watching their customer base disappear due to fear of the city’s nightlife, Stuff reveals. Disorder, drunkenness, fights and abuse are the incidents being quoted by business owners in the heart of the city. “A lot of people don’t go to town any more,” says a bar owner, “and it’s shocking for them when they do. We have guys in the prime of their lives – big young men – who are feeling intimidated when they’re walking through the streets at night.”