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12 charges, 20 warnings, and more: Void 19 violates the ban numbers.

Twelve people have been charged with violating the Cove 19 restrictions since the latest Alert Level 4 lockdown began.

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Police Commissioner Andrew Coaster.
Image: RNZ / Samuel Realstone

Police say allegations were mostly related to demonstrations. In addition, 20 formal warnings have been issued for violating the rules.

But that number was lower than the number of complaints received.

Between midnight on August 17 and 5 pm on August 19, police received reports of 1869 online violations, Commissioner Andrew Coaster said.

“Six hundred and seven of these reports are from Tamaro Makurao. 984 of these reports were about a gathering, 742 about a business and 143 about an individual,” Coaster said.

“Police are running random pop-up checkpoints in Tamki Makurao today to ensure compliance with the ban.

“People will continue to see the visible police presence in the Rodney area between Auckland and the North. Officers are actively stopping vehicles to make sure motorbikes have a legitimate reason to move in the area.” ۔ “

As the weekend approaches, people should remember that unnecessary travel or activity was not allowed, Coaster said.

“It’s very important for the safety of our communities that everyone adhere to restrictions in their place. This means that exercise should only take place in your neighborhood and any recreational activity that may lead to a rescue or emergency response.” This is not allowed.

“It includes but is not limited to activities such as surfing, snowboarding, tramping, fishing and whitebiting. It creates an emergency call when you shouldn’t be out in the first place.”

Coaster said police would be the first to adopt an educational approach to sanctions, however, “immediate and decisive action will be taken where necessary.”

“The majority of New Zealanders are doing the right thing,” he said.

Meanwhile, the bail of two people arrested in anti-lockdown protests in Christchurch was denied when they appeared in Christchurch District Court today.

Police arrested three people in Central Christchurch yesterday for violating lockdown restrictions.

Kyle Chapman, 50, Adam Nuttall, 46, and a 56-year-old woman appeared in court today for failing to comply with the Cowade 19 lockdown.

Chapman, who led the white nationalist groups National Front and Natal, has had his bail revoked and is due to reappear next week.

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