Surveillance cameras put on a pest-free island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf to catch a rogue stoat have instead caught another illegal creature - humans.
Six people were detected on Motukorea, or Browns Island, during Levels 3 and 4.
That included a couple on the beach with a glass of wine in their hands, and a man skulking past at 1:30 in the morning.
Places like Motukorea are out of bounds for people during the Covid-19 restrictions of Level 3 and 4 and Auckland Council says it's disappointing to see people ignoring rules and using pest-free sanctuaries as their private islands.
As for the stoat - it's still at large.