Surfers ordered to leave Long Beach

Photo: DCC (file)
Photo: DCC (file)
Eight surfers have been ordered to leave a Dunedin beach after they were caught by police breaking the Level 4 restrictions.

A police spokeswoman said the surfers were at Long Beach when police arrived about 8am today. 

She said they were spoken to and reminded of the Level 4 restrictions.

“Police urge everyone to follow the Alert Level 4 rules.

“Exercise should be done in a place that can be readily accessed from home, and two-metre physical distancing must be maintained.

“Recreation and exercise does not involve swimming, water-based activities (for example, surfing or boating), hunting, tramping, or other activities of a kind that expose participants to danger or may require search and rescue services.”

She said police recognised they were asking New Zealanders to do something challenging and they thanked the public for their continued efforts.

“Our message remains the same - stay home, save lives.”


When do we see the cars getting clamped and the offenders boards confiscated? Surely we all know the rules by now.
Right when we're starting to see a payoff for the pain, it will take only a handful of noddy's to stuff it up. We have the greatest numbers of cases here in the South, why are risks still being taken? Beggars belief.

It's difficult to enforce the lockdown when leaders such as Simon Bridges and David Clarke disregard the rules too. However, there is still no excuse as we are all effected by the behavior of idiots.

Actually, it's the Law.

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