Community-run Covid-19 checkpoints began operating in Northland on Thursday, without police support. The checkpoints were set up in the wake of the two new cases of Covid-19 related to Auckland’s Pullman Hotel, NZ Herald reports. Last year, Te Tai Tokerau Border Control operated Northland checkpoints for the Covid-19 lockdown, and spokesman Hone Harawira believes they are needed again – this time without police support. Meanwhile, Northland police Inspector Riki Whiu said police were not aware of a local group’s plans to re-establish checkpoints in the region.