A high-ranking official’s son and his partner allegedly breached Covid-19 Level 4 by crossing the Auckland border using essential worker exemptions, traveling via Hamilton, Wellington and Queenstown to a holiday home in Wānaka, Stuff reveals. The pair were reported by someone using the online Covid-19 “compliance” tool, and the man has now hired a lawyer – Auckland barrister Rachael Reed QC. A part-owner of the Wānaka property said he was “absolutely appalled”, calling the couple’s actions “self-entitled behaviour”. “Everyone’s playing by the rules and there’s a possibility the South Island could have gone to level 1, but with something like this you think well…”

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