The couple accused of using their essential worker status to flee Auckland’s Level 4 restrictions for freedom in Wānaka, have apologised and declined to fight for further name suppression which they initially requested due to receiving death threats, NZ Herald reports. William Willis, 35, and lawyer Hannah Rawnsley, 26, said no friends or family had been aware of their trip. “The decision that we took to travel to Wānaka last week was completely irresponsible and inexcusable,” their statement said. “We are deeply sorry for our actions and would like to unreservedly apologise to the Wānaka community, and to all the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, for what we did.”