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Woman, 26, 'believed to be' part of wild tourist group arrested over alleged theft in Hamilton

A woman who police say "is believed to be" part of a tourist group that has been causing chaos in Auckland and Hamilton over the last few days has been arrested over a theft and will appear in the Hamilton District Court.

Police say the arrest was made this afternoon and the 26-year-old woman will be appearing in court tomorrow morning.

Police told 1 NEWS the woman is "believed to be" part of the tourist group that has been accused of ripping off multiple restaurants and becoming aggressive when confronted about littering at Auckland's Takapuna Beach.

The tourists were today served a deportation notice by Immigration New Zealand.

The news comes after Stuff reported that police received reports of "the family causing trouble" at Burger King in Hamilton, this afternoon.

The family was filmed by 1 NEWS outside a Te Rapa, Hamilton Burger King today where they were being spoken to by police and Immigration.

A spokesperson for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has now confirmed to 1 NEWS that the family was issued with deportation notices over the Burger King incident.

"INZ can confirm that Deportation Liability Notices (DLN) were served on individuals involved in the incident at Burger King in Hamilton today.

"Section 157(5) of the Immigration Act 2009 provides for temporary visa holders to be issued with a DLN on a number of grounds, including matters relating to character," Peter Devoy, Assistant General Manager of INZ says.

The notices mean the family have 28 days to appeal their deportation.

One of the family members told 1 NEWS reporter Paul Hobbs the family plan on leaving the country tomorrow.

Earlier, the family denied any wrongdoing, saying they are the ones who have been poorly treated during their trip to New Zealand.

The tourists first shot to infamy when footage of them allegedly littering and abusing locals at an Auckland beach was posted on Facebook. 

The group have been served with deportation notices from Immigration NZ. Source: 1 NEWS