8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Simon Bridges defends commute

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 8 April 2020

Simon Bridges says there's no comparison between his weekly commute between Wellington and Tauranga, and the Health Minister's breach of lockdown rules.

David Clark has been demoted, and stripped of his Associate Finance role, after admitting driving his family 20 kilometres from their Dunedin home to walk along a beach.

The National Party leader is driving himself between Wellington and his home in Tauranga every week, so he can be at Parliament to chair the Epidemic Response Committee.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.