If you are in Auckland and head out into the CBD during the weekend, there's a high chance you will encounter the darker side of the city.
Auckland CBD has been labelled the worst place in the country for fights, brawls and serious crime. You are six-and-a-half times more likely to be a victim of violent crime there than the national average.
So is it time to go where the police want to and impose a lockout system?
Sydney and Whangarei have adopted this one-way door policy where bars close their doors to new punters earlier in the evening.
So with no end in sight to the rowdiness and violence, is it time Auckland followed suit?
Story spent two nights with Auckland police in two very different night spots.
Watch the video for the full Story report.