January 28, 2021
Police close iwi checkpoint
Police have closed down a so called iwi information centre set up at Waiōmio by Tai Tokerau Border Control.
Iwi members including former MP Hone Harawira started the checkpoint about 9am to advice motorists about COVID-19 precautions.
The police closed it down just after 11am.
District commander Ricky Whiu said it was looking more like a checkpoint than an information stop, and there were traffic safety concerns.
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