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Man arrested after Mount gathering

The gathering at Coronation Park occurred on Super Saturday earlier this month. Supplied photo.

A Tauranga man has been arrested, and police are not ruling out further charges, in relation to a gathering at Coronation Park in Mount Maunganui earlier this week.

Police say a 43-year-old man was arrested yesterday and was charged with failing to comply with an order, under Covid-19 regulations.

The arrest was in relation to the gathering on October 16, which police state was in alleged breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

The gathering took place on Super Saturday, when a nationwide push to increase vaccinations was taking place.

He is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court on November 4, 2021.

“It is alleged that 300-400 people were in attendance at the gathering and the majority were not wearing masks,” says a police spokesperson.

“Enquiries into the gathering continue and police are not ruling out laying further charges.”

After the event, a group of Bay of Plenty doctors made contact with SunLive, concerned with a speech made at the gathering which contained misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccination.

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WHAT . . .

Posted on 29-10-2021 21:54 | By

Only one arrest?

Numbers

Posted on 29-10-2021 17:33 | By Local Too

300 to 400 no I think you turned up when it was all over, there was at least 2000.

Do

Posted on 29-10-2021 14:39 | By Merlin

Do these people not care that this could spread the virus and some lives may be lost especially were the virus has a hold and that they are breaking the law.