Isolation facilities are back in the spotlight after the second escapee in under a week.
The man escaped the Stamford Plaza last night between 7pm and 8pm and went to the Victoria Street West Countdown.
He returned a positive test this morning.
It's not the only breach making headlines today.
National's leader says MP Hamish Walker's serious error of judgment has "cost him his career."
Walker's fallen on his sword today - after he was savaged for leaking private COVID-19 patient details to media.
Todd Muller says his resignation was the only option.
The party's board is now looking for his replacement to stand as a candidate in Southland.
Listen to Jack Tame and David Farrar take with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle about these stories and the rest of the day's news