An Aucklander could be facing prosecution after reportedly leaving the city and visiting Whakatane.
Ministry of Social Development Regional Commissioner Mike Bryant confirmed to Newshub an individual from Auckland had "contacted us and said they had travelled to Whakatane".
"The client did not visit our service centre. As a result of the client contacting us we got in touch with police and encouraged the client to visit the local Police Station."
According to , police located the Aucklander on Monday and they were taken into custody and may face prosecution.
Police Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick wouldn't provide the media outlet with details of the individual's visit, however, says it understands the person visited a number of retail premises and had contacted the local Work and Income office.
says the person has undergone Covid-19 testing and will be transported back to Auckland.