PHOTO: THE-DOMINION-POST Castlepoint Store owner Joe Vermeer.
Beach communities are telling city dwellers to “stay at home” after an influx of people travelling hundreds of kilometres to their baches in violation of level three rules.
Hayden Meads owns the beach store in the Wairarapa coastal town of Riversdale, which over the weekend saw a jump in visitors, many from Wellington.
Meads said he was upset that people were making the 150km trip from capital to visit their baches or go surfing.
“There’s definitely a lot of people coming out, and we’re getting people from Wellington coming over which is really disappointing.”
He said the community has felt less safe under alert level 3 than it did under level 4, when there were more tightly defined restrictions on travel.
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