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Iwi will be able to stop cars travelling into Northland.
The Government changed Covid laws on November 20 to grant iwi organisations power to close roads and public places to stop vehicles.
Police will be maintaining checkpoints for cars travelling into Northland after Auckland's border reopens on December 15.
Act Party leader David Seymour told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's a shady part of rushed lawmaking that's become almost normal.
“Democracy allows for people to scrutinise what the laws are. And that’s why in the long term, people actually follow the law because they think it’s been made in their name with their permission, so that is a big problem.”