An Auckland man is due to appear in court for allegedly breaching lockdown restrictions by travelling to Christchurch to pick up a caravan.
Police say the 53-year-old was en-route back to his home in Auckland when he was stopped at a Wellington ferry terminal.
Police received a tip-off the man had travelled from Auckland to Christchurch between September 19 and 20 by vehicle while using a work-related exemption.
The man "was allegedly not completing essential work", the spokesperson said.
According to Stuff , the man had allegedly travelled to Christchurch to pick up a caravan and transport it back to Auckland.
He had undergone a pre-departure Covid-19 test in Auckland on September 17 and had returned a negative result. He has since returned to Auckland.
The man has received a summons to appear in court on November 1 for intentionally failing to comply with a Covid-19 order.
It follows an announcement on Tuesday that penalties for Covid-19 breaches will be increased, with rule breakers potentially now facing fees up to $4000, and $12,000 if imposed by the courts.
Inquiries are being carried out to have his travel documents revoked.