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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Superintendent Shanan Gray, Acting Auckland City District Commander:

A 63-year-old man was today summonsed to appear in Auckland District Court next Tuesday in relation to organising the mass gathering event at the Auckland Domain over the weekend.

The man will be appearing on charges which relate to Breaching the Covid19 Public Health Response Act 2020 and  Alert Level 3 Order.   

The gathering of around 1000 people on Saturday was in breach of Alert Level 3 restrictions, which limit gatherings to weddings, funerals and tangihanga with no more than 10 people

The investigation phase is continuing as Police consider further charges or enforcement action against others involved in the event.

Police acknowledge that the taking place of this event was frustrating for our communities and we want to assure people that the Police response on the day was planned and based on operational assessments as is usual for an event of that size.

Police decision making when it comes to these types of events will always be about community safety first and foremost.

ENDS

Adriana Weber/NZ Police

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