3 Mar 2021

Rawiri Waititi says Tamakis fleeing Auckland sets bad example

From Midday Report, 12:18 pm on 3 March 2021

The Māori Party co-leader, Rawiri Waititi, says Brian and Hannah Tamaki fleeing Auckland's lockdown for Rotorua sets a bad example.

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Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

At a church service in Rotorua on Sunday, the couple admitted leaving the city hours before restrictions were imposed.

Rawiri Waititi is Te Paati Māori co-leader and MP for Waiariki, which encompasses Rotorua.

He told Māni Dunlop it is frustrating to see people flee Tāmaki Makaurau before a lockdown begins and it puts the community at risk.