A resident in a third New Zealand city has reported receiving Labour Party political advertising during the alert level 4 lockdown.
The party has distanced itself from the deliveries, which are in breach of level 4 rules, blaming volunteers who didn’t get the message to stop the drops during lockdown.
The Labour-branded flyers bear images of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and heap praise on the Government’s Covid recovery, including its vaccination roll-out, widely criticised for its slow pace.
Surely it is there strikes and you’re out.
Why have the Police not demanded Labour identify the people responsible. There is no way they won’t know which streets are allocated to which party member, as this is essential to stop duplications.
Consider the total disinterest from the Police in this repeat offender, to this case reported by the Herald:
Police want to know about anti-vaccination and Covid-19 misinformation that has arrived in letterboxes, saying it appears to be a breach of the Health Order limiting movement to “essential personal travel”.
It follows a Herald report that pamphlets produced by the Voices for Freedom group had been delivered to people in two Wellington suburbs.
Readers in Auckland have now come forward to say they have received the same flier.
One reader told the Herald “it upset me to receive and read that garbage” while another declared: “I was ropeable!”
Today, police said the pamphlet delivery during alert Level 4 “would likely be classed as non-essential personal movement”.
So if you breach the law to deliver anti-Government pamphlets the Police want to know all about it, but Labour Party members delivering pro-Government pamphlets are of no interest to them, despite happening in three different cities.
Both Labour and Voices for Freedom should be prosecuted for breaching the law.