New Zealand is under a national state of emergency in an effort to stop the transmission of the Covid-19 virus. New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay home, not interact with others outside of their household, and only go out for essentials and exercise in their local area.
Failure to stick to the rules and stay home could risk the lives of tens of thousands of people and see the lockdown period extended beyond four weeks.
Unfortunately there are still some people flouting the Stay Home self-isolation messages and we know there will be others in our community who want to report these incidents.
Ōpōtiki Mayor Lyn Riesterer understands that Covid-19 is having a significant impact on our communities "I know this might be a difficult thing to do, but please think about how contagious this virus is, and how quickly we could be affected unknowingly. We have the ability to avoid this getting worse if we all stay home and stay safe within our bubbles.
Please don't think twice about reporting those non-thinking people who are flouting instructions because they don't have the greater interest of our community in their hearts".
Police have launched an online form you can use to report breaches that is available from the Police 05 web page at https://www.police.govt.nz/105support