December 09, 2021
Seymour called up for checkpoint duty
Taitokerau Border Control leader Hone Harawira says ACT leader David Seymour is welcome to join him for a shift on the Covid checkpoint.
Mr Seymour has called iwi checkpoint volunteers thugs and slammed the plan which involves police stopping cars going north out of Auckland and the volunteers checking vaccine passes.
Mr Harawira says the checkpoints have the support of all Taitokerau iwi, all northern district health boards, as well as community members including a Waipū highland pipe band which has offered to pipe in the opening of the Uretītī checkpoint.
“We’re trying to be as open and diverse as possible. If David Seymour wants to come and spend a day on our pou kōrero, he would be welcome. Actually if he wants to spend a night, maybe from 12 o’clock at night to 8 in the morning and do that shift with me, if he will do it with me I’m happy to say I will be there and we can work together on this,” he says.
The checkpoints will be on State Highway 1 at Uretītī and on State Highway 12 near Maungaturoto, and police will turn around those who can’t produce the required vaccine certificate or evidence of a negative test.