Friend of Wānaka couple says public backlash has gone way too far

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 2:03PM
A string of Aucklanders have been charged for breaching lockdown rules by travelling to the Southern Lakes. (Photo / Supplied)
A string of Aucklanders have been charged for breaching lockdown rules by travelling to the Southern Lakes. (Photo / Supplied)

Friend of Wānaka couple says public backlash has gone way too far

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 2:03PM

A friend of the Wānaka absconders called in to Si and James.  

He said the couple are “very remorseful” and that they know they've made “a huge stuff up.”  

But the friend says online backlash has gone way too far, with the couple even receiving death threats. 

The friend said he spoke to the male absconder last night and he was “a broken man.” 

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