18 Oct 2021

Man facing charge over party on North Shore

8:09 pm on 18 October 2021

Police have today arrested a 28-year-old man, alleged to have held a gathering at a Redvale property over the weekend in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

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In a statement tonight, police said the man had been charged with failing to comply with the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order.

He is due to appear in North Shore District Court on 22 October.

Footage has been circulating on social media of a house party on the North Shore, attended by dozens of young adults.

The party has been widely condemned, including drawing admonishment from Prime Minister Jacinda ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield earlier today.

Police received multiple complaints from the public, including a noise complaint in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The police statement said they would not tolerate this type of breach of alert level restrictions and would like to thank those members of the public who reported the matter to them.

Enquiries are continuing and more charges may be laid.