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Source: New Zealand Police (National News)

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Police have completed our investigation into an Auckland couple that allegedly used essential worker exemptions to travel through a Police checkpoint, to then fly to Wanaka from Hamilton.

The pair, a 26-year-old woman and 35-year-old man, have both been summonsed to court on a charge of failing to comply with the health order (COVID19).

They are expected to appear in the Papakura District Court on 14 October 2021.

Police have carried out a thorough investigation into this matter. While we appreciate there is a high level of public interest in this case, Police are unable to comment further while the matter is before the Court.

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MIL OSI