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Former New Zealand First MP: There should be no Northland border

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Publish Date
Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 8:49am
(Photo / Michael Craig)
(Photo / Michael Craig)

Former New Zealand First MP: There should be no Northland border

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 8:49am

Shane Jones says Northland iwi have no right to demand covid checkpoints be kept in place over summer. 

Police have confirmed they'll be working with local iwi to keep checkpoints in place on State Highway 1 at Uretiti near Waipu,  and on State Highway 12 near Maungaturoto. 

The Government says iwi have legitimate concerns about protecting vulnerable communities. 

But Jones, a Northland-based former MP, told Mike Hosking they don't speak for ordinary Northlanders. 

“People in Auckland are up to 90 percent, we desperately need money, creating borders and infusing it with Māori, is just a recipe for dissension but most importantly, it’s a sort of commercial vandal kind of action.” 

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