As many as 300 biker gang members and affiliates openly broke the coronavirus mass gatherings rules at a Matamata funeral, as several police watched on.
Lawrence Lynch was one of seven mourners at a funeral for his sister-in-law, who Stuff has agreed not to name, on Monday, where a roll call was taken to ensure they were adhering to mass gathering restrictions.
The following day, Lynch returned to Matamata Cemetery to put something on the grave site, only to be greeted by hoardes of mourners.
“Holy smokes – there’s all these bloody motorcycle gangs there. There’s about 200 or 300,” Lynch said.
So the law abiding Kiwi could only have seven at their funeral, while the gang had 300 turn up to their funeral – and of course suffer no consequences.