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Northland businessman: Iwi checkpoint law change is frustrating

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Publish Date
Fri, 3 Dec 2021, 7:19pm
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Northland businessman: Iwi checkpoint law change is frustrating

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Dec 2021, 7:19pm

A Northland businessman says the region's seeing booking cancellations due to checkpoints.

Police will keep Northland's borders in place with iwi support when Auckland's border opens.

In November the Government changed Covid laws to grant iwi organisations power to close roads and public places to stop vehicles.

Northland businessman Grant Harnish told Heather du Plessis Allan the law change is frustrating.

“It doesn't matter whether you’re in Auckland or anywhere between there and Invercargill, everybody is welcome in the north. You comply with the requirements, we want to see you up here.”

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