September 01, 2021
Role found for iwi in police checkpoints
The Minister for Crown Māori Relations says his ministry Te Arawhiti has worked with other agencies to ensure iwi have been consulted on Covid checkpoints.
Police have thrown up checkpoints on the borders of Tāmaki Auckland to make sure people aren’t flouting the level four restrictions.
Kelvin Davis says iwi have a role to play in the placement of checkpoints and additional support and services that may be offered.
“Only police have a right to stop people. Only police have a right to direct people, but there are supporting roles local iwi can play so there has been a lot of work going on there,” he says.
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