A Newshub undercover operation has recorded a doctor in Canterbury giving out medical certificates as exemptions for the vaccine.
The registered GP boasts that one of her certificates has been used to evade international border control - and coaches her patients on how to use them to get past employers affected by mandates.
Dr Jonie Girouard runs a weight loss clinic in Kaiapoi. Her waiting room is full and people don't have to wear a mask if they don't want to.
Dr Girouard knows why they are there - they don't want the COVID vaccine.
"I understand everyone is here because they're concerned about the mandates and not sure how to negotiate that," she tells her waiting room.
"You're here because you're not crazy about being vaccinated. Great, okay you are in the right spot."
The doctor makes her view on the vaccine clear.
"I mean really this is horrible, horrible medicine."
Newshub learnt she was issuing medical certificate exemptions to the vaccine to anti-vaxxers so we went in undercover with a highly-experienced journalist using a hidden camera.
National Correspondent Patrick Gower was able to listen from the car as the reporter posed, asking for an exemption so he could work on mandated building sites. It is important to note that proper medical exemptions can only be granted through the Ministry of Health.
"What we're trying to do is give a medical certificate saying that you've been assessed and it is not appropriate for you to receive the current vaccine," Dr Girouard tells the waiting room.
"How will that help you? It depends on negotiations with your employers."
She's talking explicitly about how to negotiate with an employer about not being vaccinated. She even boasts about one of her certificates breaching international border control.
"I have had someone be able to fly to Australia last week on one, so I mean we have had some success stories reported back to us," she tells Newshub's undercover reporter.
After this opening spiel, Dr Girouard starts seeing people one-on-one.
She asks Newhub's reporter why he doesn't want to be vaccinated - he says because he's been "researching it", not because of any medical condition - and she then takes his blood pressure as a token gesture.
"I'm going to check your blood pressure if that's alright, and really that's just to show that in fact, you were physically here," she says.
"And again that's just documenting so if anyone questions you 'well did you even see a doctor we can say 'yeah you did'."
After just six minutes our journalist is given his medical certificate. Dr Girouard is clear that the exemption will not necessarily work to get around mandates - but explains how to "sell it" to employers.
"Make a copy of it, don't keep the original always on you, just in case something happens and it blows away," she says.
"And when they ask you for it say 'here you go and when they say 'well what is this' that's when you explain what it is.
"Do your spiel. You say 'I've been using it all over the place, no one's had a problem'.
"You sell it, you become a salesman okay. They don't know what they're doing, you gotta coach them."
Eighty dollars later, Newshub's undercover reporter leaves with a certificate signed by Dr Girouard which states: "He has been examined by me and I have determined based on his medical condition(s) it would be inappropriate/unsuitable for him to be vaccinated."
It is also important to note that doctors like Dr Girouard are meant to be vaccinated - she isn't.
"Nah, you couldn't force me, I'll stop practising medicine before I get vaccinated with this vaccine. I have had lots of vaccines before, but not this one."
Dr Girouard says she has applied for an exemption but has not heard back yet, and will keep practising until she hears.
Gower then confronted Dr Girouard with questions about why she's giving certificates to people exempting them from the vaccine.
She refused to comment, saying she's "not talking to any journalists".