Northland Police have currently established three checkpoints in response to the upper part of the Northland region
moving into Alert Level 3 overnight.
The checkpoints are currently set up at the following locations:SH1 at MangamukaSH10 north of KaeoThe Rawene/Kohukohu Ferry on the Kohukohu side of the Hokianga Harbour
Police are working alongside our Iwi partners and Te Tai Tokerau Border Control who are assisting Police on our
The checkpoints were set up at sites that were the most practical locations at short notice. We are continuing to work
closely with our partner agencies on the locations of the checkpoints in accordance with the latest Health Order.
We appreciate that this is the first time that parts of the Northland region have been split into different alert levels
and we have been engaging with and educating motorists at the checkpoints today, some of whom were not aware of the
alert level changes.
Those motorists travelling through the checkpoints will not be permitted through unless they have evidence of permitted
travel. Further information about travel through an alert level boundary is available here: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/(link is external)
Northland Police have increased our visibility in the Far North today and we are working closely with Iwi to engage and
educate our communities in the Far North around the new alert level requirements.