Three men and a 15-year-old boy have appeared in the Manukau District Court charged over an armed robbery at the Kingston Suprette in Mangere.
No pleas were entered. The boy was denied bail while the three men aged between 17 and 20 didn't apply.
The four will reappear in Youth Court next Thursday.
Strict suppression orders are in place because of the age of the youngest accused.
"The Government has to balance pay demands across the public sector. We have gone as far as we can in terms of extra Government money," Dr Clark said this afternoon.