The system failed the two women concerned, those who attended the funeral, those that have had subsequent collateral contact and all New Zealanders. The whole border management has been an abject failure that can be circumvented at will and worth. There needs to be accountability.
The first 'failure' is on the part of the two women.
& lack of personal responsibility.
They knowingly traveled from a known Hotspot - & had symptoms. (Which they tried 'passing off' claiming they were caused by a preexisting condition.)
An intelligent person (or one who cared about 'living people' & the financial/livelyhood cost to society this virus had caused) - would have made the personal decision NOT to leave quarantine & would NOT have even applied for an exemption. (Knowing they had symptoms)
Personal responsibility/choices comes first.
They clearly don't care about all the suffering and economic chaos we have paid as individuals/a country. - putting their so called 'needs' ahead of the very evident risks to NZ society/country.
In my opinion - they do owe us an apology!