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Auckland, Northland and Waikato compliance update

Mercer border checkpoint. Photo: File.

Since Alert Level 3 came into place, 71 people have been charged with 82 offences in Auckland, Northland, and parts of the Waikato, as at 5pm Thursday December 8.

Of these, 59 were for Failing to Comply with Order (COVID-19), 12 were for Failure to Comply with Direction/Prohibition/Restriction, five Health Act breaches, two were for Assaults/Threatens/Hinders/Obstructs Enforcement Officer, and four were for Failing to Stop (COVID-19 related).

In the same time period, 65 people were formally warned.

Police have received 8,869 105-online breach notifications relating to businesses, mass gatherings or people in Auckland, Northland, and parts of the Waikato.

Alert Level 2 compliance update:

Seventy-five people have been charged with 81 offences in Alert Level 2, as at 5pm Thursday December 9.

Of these, 71 are for Failing to Comply with Order (Covid-19), six for Failure to Comply with Direction/Prohibition/Restriction, three for Failing to Stop (Covid-19 related), and one is for assaults/Threatens/Hinders/Obstructs Enforcement Officer.

In the same time period, 31 people have been warned – 16 for Failure to Comply with Direction/Prohibition/Restriction and 15 for Failing to Comply with Order (Covid-19).

One person has received a youth referral for Failing to Comply with Order (Covid-19).

To date, Police have received 4,600 105-online breach notifications relating to businesses, mass gatherings or people in Alert Level 2.

Checkpoint figures:

As of 11.59pm Thursday, 2,019,416 vehicles have now been stopped at the checkpoints on Auckland’s northern and southern boundaries, with 18,433  vehicles having been turned around.

32,373 vehicles were processed at the checkpoints Thursday with 201 of those vehicles being turned around.

As at 11.59pm Thursday, 135,918 heavy vehicles have been stopped and 2432 of them have been turned around attempting to leave Auckland, with 18 of those turned around Thursday.

"It’s important to remember that travel across an alert level boundary remains restricted and you will be turned away if you don’t have the required evidence for permitted travel, as outlined on the Covid-19 website," says a NZ Police spokesperson.

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