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  #2779430 16-Sep-2021 16:37
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Fred99: I missed seeing the part about the warning to stuff to not talk to (Wanaka) neighbours. 

 

Might be that it's warning Stuff not to repeat allegations regarded as defamatory to Wanaka residents while seeking comment but Stuff have neglected to mention that part.


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  #2779443 16-Sep-2021 17:07
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Dratsab:

 

Fred99: I missed seeing the part about the warning to stuff to not talk to (Wanaka) neighbours. 

 

Might be that it's warning Stuff not to repeat allegations regarded as defamatory to Wanaka residents while seeking comment but Stuff have neglected to mention that part.

 

 

Might be. It also might not be. 




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  #2779461 16-Sep-2021 18:02
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This is completely nuts:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/126403766/covid19-man-charged-after-posting-video-about-leaving-auckland-to-get-mcdonalds

 

 

A 20-year-old who posted a video on TikTok saying he crossed the Auckland border because he was craving McDonald’s has been charged by police.

 

Superintendent Shanan Gray said the charge was laid after a video emerged of people allegedly travelling out of Auckland to get fast food.

 

The video, which was uploaded to TikTok on Monday, showed at least two people going through a border checkpoint before purchasing a large amount of food from McDonald’s.

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2779469 16-Sep-2021 18:20
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lockdown fatigue.

 

we have seen someone escape quarantine by tying sheets long enough to climb down the wall of their hotel.

 

it is not easy being in level 4 lockdown.





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  #2779531 16-Sep-2021 18:54
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lockdown fatigue.

 

 

It sounds like it is a lot harder for those of us who can't afford QCs.


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  #2779538 16-Sep-2021 19:16
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  #2779539 16-Sep-2021 19:17
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Batman:

 

lockdown fatigue.

 

 

Escape for a Maccas?

 

I try not to be too judgmental about humanity when I saw the lines outside Maccas when we shifted down from L4, definitely not my thing, but if that makes them happy...

 

But such a low goal when escaping lockdown, they clearly don't give a toss about risk to other people, but are happy to take that risk of being caught... for a hamburger?

 

Then make it almost certain they'll be nailed by boasting about the escapade on Tiktok?


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Batman: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-delta-outbreak-person-who-reported-wanaka-holidaymakers-speaks-out/APG6OGNV62Q5UDYF7D6WM755KE/

 

"I would be interested to know if this has happened before - if it was a one-time breach or did it happen last year as well? If it was a one-off, then I'd be [contented] with the apology."

 

I suspect a lot of us would be interested as well.


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  #2779544 16-Sep-2021 19:50
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Fred99:

Batman:


lockdown fatigue.



Escape for a Maccas?


I try not to be too judgmental about humanity when I saw the lines outside Maccas when we shifted down from L4, definitely not my thing, but if that makes them happy...


But such a low goal when escaping lockdown, they clearly don't give a toss about risk to other people, but are happy to take that risk of being caught... for a hamburger?


Then make it almost certain they'll be nailed by boasting about the escapade on Tiktok?



A 20 year old thoughtlessly does something mind numbingly stupid for a lark. Is that even mildly surprising that it's occured? Across ~1.5 million people you're going to have some clowns.

I'd class it on a different level to the premiditation that appears to have taken place with the Wanaka couple.

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  #2779640 16-Sep-2021 21:44
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Now mommy dearest is threatening stuff……, poor as mum in south Auckland apologised off her own back on breakfast TV, this lady runs for the hills.

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  #2779710 17-Sep-2021 06:41
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Three more Aucklanders (I am an ex one!) found in up on Turoa, Ohakune. What questions are the police on the boarder asking those that are going through it? What’s the point of drafting laws and punishments if they are not harsh enough to make people three times instead of twice. If the fine was the equivalent of two or three years salary or wages, even the wealthiest of folk would think again before breaking the rules.

Understand you guys up there are doing it tough, but Covid is out in your community. It’s not your fault it is but it’s a situation you are in if you like it or not.

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johny99: Three more Aucklanders (I am an ex one!) found in up on Turoa, Ohakune. What questions are the police on the boarder asking those that are going through it? What’s the point of drafting laws and punishments if they are not harsh enough to make people three times instead of twice. If the fine was the equivalent of two or three years salary or wages, even the wealthiest of folk would think again before breaking the rules.

Understand you guys up there are doing it tough, but Covid is out in your community. It’s not your fault it is but it’s a situation you are in if you like it or not.

 

I expect the same appetite by the mainstream and social media to find out the names of these three people and who their parents are.

 

To me, in both cases, the authorities should have assumed that, having come from a ‘red’ zone, they needed to spend two weeks in an MIQ facility. Having to pay for it themselves and having a giant cotton bud shoved up their nose multiple times might bring home the message that they should have stayed home (like the rest of us). Just letting them go home isn’t good enough and an MIQ well away from home would be better. Christchurch in the case of the Wanaka couple, Rotorua in the case of the Turoa threesome.

 

Note, the stay in MIQ is not a punishment, it is a precaution and as such does not stop any prosecution.





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  #2779734 17-Sep-2021 08:56
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GV27:

 

Batman:

 

lockdown fatigue.

 

 

It sounds like it is a lot harder for those of us who can't afford QCs.

 

 

There are plenty of breaches occurring in the lower-income bracketed people as well. Not to mention the Ferns are allowing their Auckland contingent to join them. Not exactly essential (and I am a fan of the Ferns and sport in general). 

 

People just want to be outraged. 


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