The Panel: Police crack down on Auckland residents trying to escape region

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Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 4:18PM
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The Panel: Police crack down on Auckland residents trying to escape region

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 4:18PM

Aucklanders seem to be complying with the Alert level 3 travel restrictions.

Nine police checkpoints have been operating since midday yesterday, stopping people from leaving or entering without an essential reason.

Police say they're taking a firm approach, turning away anyone who's travelling to visit friends, family or going for a scenic drive.

By late yesterday, about 40 vehicles had been turned around.

Police say Aucklanders need to remember to avoid non-essential travel during this time.

Newstalk ZB Newsreader Niva Retimanu joins The Panel to discuss this, along with the other big stories making news this week.

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