Māori communities are deeply concerned that police may be able to search marae and homes without a warrant at Covid-19 alert level 2.
It is another contentious aspect of the Covid-19 Health Response Bill being rushed under urgency through Parliament.
After backlash from Māori, today the government removed a reference to marae from the legislation.
But that does not mean marae are now exempt from the rules.
Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan has the story.