Two Auckland pubs shut down for breaching level 2 restrictions


Two pubs in Auckland were shut down on Saturday night, for failing to comply with restrictions under COVID alert level 2.

Police said in general they were pleased with the behaviour of people at licensed premises over the weekend.

But Assistant Commissioner Scott Fraser said one establishment in the Auckland City District and one in Counties Manukau were not complying and did not respond to education or encouragement, so were closed for the night.

Asst Commr Fraser said police would continue visiting businesses and licenced premises with a focus on education.

However, he said serious or persistent breaches of the current restrictions may result in enforcement action.