13 Aug 2020

Northland cut-off from rest of NZ with Auckland border closure

From Midday Report, 12:18 pm on 13 August 2020

With Auckland under alert level 3 lockdown, the North has effectively been cut off from the rest of the country.

Police say people in Northland are unable to drive through the Auckland checkpoints, with the only exceptions being if they are essential staff working in Auckland, or if the person has a genuine medical reason to access an essential service that is not available in their own region.

The Kaipara District mayor, Jason Smith, spoke to Māni Dunlop.