The prisoner at the centre of a fresh COVID outbreak in the Waikato appears to have breached multiple bail conditions.
Corrections GPS records show the man made four stops on the way to his bail address at Whakatiwai, including stopping at two private homes in Mt Albert, one in Mangere and a supermarket in Pokeno.
It’s also been established the prisoner was picked up from jail by three people.
The Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu told Newshub the bail conditions set for the prisoner were “strict”, and he was supposed to be collected by a “specified family member” and go directly to his address “without any unnecessary stops”.
So bail conditions are now voluntary!