14 Sep 2021

Wanaka reacts to naming the Auckland lockdown breakers

From Nights, 8:20 pm on 14 September 2021

A judge's son and his barrister partner are the couple who police say flouted lockdown rules by travelling to a Wānaka holiday home from Auckland. RNZ can reveal they are William Willis, a 35-year-old equestrian from Karaka, and his partner Hannah Rawnsley, a 26-year-old barrister from Pukekohe. In a statement, the couple say they're "deeply sorry" and unreservedly apologise to Wanaka and all of New Zealand. Bryan Crump talks to Wanaka resident and deputy mayor for Lakes District Callum McLeod.

William Willis rides Dollar Roll MS and wins the Norwood Gold Cup during 2017 Horse of the Year on March 8, 2017 in Hastings, New Zealand.

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