Three people are facing charges after separate incidents involving breaching Covid rules, including an Auckland man accused of driving to Hamilton without an exemption.
The 32-year-old from Flat Bush in Auckland is now facing two charges under the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act.
He's alleged to have travelled from Auckland to Hamilton by vehicle but purposefully avoiding the controlled southern border near Mercer and also failing to produce a travel exemption on October 23.
The charge has a maximum penalty of six months' prison or a $4000 fine.
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Meanwhile, a 55-year-old Bay of Plenty woman is facing charges of resisting arrest and intentionally failing to comply with a Covid order after proceeding through a police checkpoint when she was advised not to.
The alleged incident happened at Whakatiwai on October 22.
The woman, from Otakiri near Whakatāne, faces up to a maximum penalty of six months' prison or a $4000 fine.
Meanwhile, a man from Horotiu, north of Hamilton, faces charges of intentionally failing to comply with a Covid order by entering an MIQ facility - The Distinction Hotel - without authority on October 25 in Hamilton.
He also faces a second charge of being found in an enclosed yard, namely that of the Distinction Hotel.
All three were due to appear in the Hamilton District Court today.