28 Apr 2021

Whangarei Mayor disappointed at WA traveller in Northland

From First Up, 5:53 am on 28 April 2021

A man is self isolating in Northland after travelling to New Zealand from Perth, despite the city being in lockdown. The breach was found during routine passenger checks after the man arrived here on Monday. Immigration New Zealand manager Peter Elms told Checkpoint's Lisa Owen the man had flights booked from Perth to Sydney and then onwards to New Zealand ... but when the latter leg was cancelled, he booked an alternative flight with a different airline and flew from Sydney to Auckland. And he may have to answer to the people of Northland, where he's currently self isolating. Ellie Jay spoke with Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai.