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Police have charged a man over the Saturday night party which breached alert level 3 restrictions.

Police issued a statement outlining the arrest on Monday night.

"Police have today arrested a 28-year-old man, alleged to have held a gathering at a Redvale property over the weekend in breach of Covid-19 restrictions," police said. 

"The man has been charged with failing to comply with the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021, and is scheduled to appear in North Shore District Court on 22 October.

"Police will not tolerate this type of breach of alert level restrictions and would like to thank those members of the public who reported the matter to us." 

Police have not ruled out enforcement action against other individuals.

Police were first notified of the Redvale party in the early hours of Sunday morning after receiving multiple noise complaints. An investigation was launched on Monday.  

Inspector Mark Fergus said police were "disappointed" by the gathering, given it's prohibited under Alert Level 3.

Fergus said when police arrived at the address around 4am on Sunday, most of the partygoers had already left but police did speak with the organisers.

The party has sparked outrage from the public, the Government and health officials. 

"Of course it may be disappointing for me but I imagine it's even more disappointing for Aucklanders who are doing the hard yards here," Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Breakfast on Monday.

During a media conference on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister deemed the event as a “blatant breach of rules”, and asked Aucklanders to continue following Level 3 guidelines.

“Indoor gatherings, parties and social catch-ups, they're not part of Level 3. And it's one of the things we cannot afford to let slip.

“I have not seen the footage, I have had it described to me. That is enough. Clearly it was a blatant breach of the rules, clearly," Ardern said.

Albany Ward councillor John Watson said the party had angered people in light of the sacrifices everyone had been making.

"This is kind of a one-fingered salute to the community as a whole I think," he said.

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