Man charged after Coronation Park gathering bailed
A Tauranga man charged with failing to comply with an order under Covid-19 regulations has been given strict bail conditions.
The man was arrested following a large gathering at Coronation Park in Mount Maunganui last month.
The 43-year-old appeared in Tauranga District Court today, where he was remanded on bail.
His bail conditions state he must not use any device to play an active part in organising and or participating in an event in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.
He is due to appear in court again on November 18.
In a statement released by police on Friday, a spokesperson says the man was arrested in relation to the gathering on October 16, which police say was an alleged breach of Covid-19 restrictions.
The gathering took place on Super Saturday, when a nationwide push to increase vaccinations was taking place.
“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.”