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Entrepreneur Murray Bolton will be allowed to fly to the US and back on his private jet and then isolate at home after a backflip from MBIE.
It comes after MBIE said no, so he took it to the High Court, who told MBIE to reconsider Bolton’s application.
In his judgment, Justice Venning was scathing of the MIQ process.
Bolton told Heather du Plessis-Allan he’s more delighted for other Kiwis trying to get home.
“The door is being opened for a lot of other New Zealanders to challenge this ridiculous MIQ system that we’re faced with in this country.”
Bolton challenged Hipkins’ assessment of him, saying that although he’s fortunate, he had no desire to use his wealth to get to the front of the MIQ queue.
“I just wanted to know that my application had been properly assessed, and that is not happening and they're assessing it only on medical grounds, and you don't know who's doing it and there’s no recourse if you don’t like the answer.”