Northland residents are divided on an iwi proposal to reinstate checkpoints, following the new community case of Covid-19, RNZ reports. Tai Tokerau Border Control said they want to stop Covid-19 from moving around the region – or out into the rest of the country – and protect vulnerable kaumātua and kuia in the area. Regional co-ordinator Reuben Taipari said the iwi have been working through the process with authorities and hope to set up the first checkpoint at Waiomio on Thursday morning at 9am.