David Fisher reports:
Photographs have emerged of the Prime Minister and director general of health posed for pictures close to wellwishers, prompting accusations of hypocrisy from a National Party MP warned by police for doing the same.
It has led to an admission from the Prime Minister it was a struggle to maintain “appropriate distancing” with people approaching wanting “handshakes and hugs”.
Bloomfield has also coughed to being in a photograph with strangers but says it was only for a moment.
The rules are for us to follow, not them, it seems.