A Pakistani kebab shop owner has been told to stop feeding the homeless.
Over the last few weeks, Glen Eden Kebab owner Zuhaib Abbas Bangash has been giving food to the homeless every Sunday evening.
But the Glen Eden Business Association has told him to stop, Stuff reports.
"They said they were not happy with what I was doing. They said all the homeless will come here and other businesses will go down," Bangash - moved to New Zealand after he fled the Taliban in Pakistan - told Stuff.
"They are not bad people - I know they have a bad reputation, but they just want to eat."
Glen Eden Business Association town centre manager Jennifer Conlon told Stuff they're looking at a wider scheme to help the homeless.
An official count last year found 800 people living on the streets of Auckland, with another 3000 in transitional or emergency housing.
The Government last year unveiled a $100 million plan to combat homelessness.