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Harawira invites Northland MP to attend Kaikohe checkpoint

Tai Tokerau border control asks Northland MP to show face at Kaikohe checkpoint.

Posted by Te Ao Māori News on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Hone Harawira has laid the challenge to National MP for Northland, Matt King to turn up in person to the Checkpoint in Kaikohe today, which operates between 10am to 2pm.

It comes in response to King claiming he has received 'heaps' of complaints and claims that the checkpoints are illegal.

MATT KING MP: CHECKPOINT KAIKOHE TOMORROW 10-2 FRONT UP OR SHUT UP Matt King, National MP for Northland, has been...

Posted by Hone Harawira on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed questions around checkpoint concerns. She said that Police were really closely with communities, especially those in remote areas and that the operations have been happening within the law.

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Posted by Te Ao Māori News on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Te Ao understands that Mr King may not be attending the Kaikohe Checkpoint today.