Police are setting up checkpoints north of Auckland to stop people fleeing the city, NZ Herald reports. “Anyone attempting to travel into Northland from outside of the region or around the region can expect to be stopped by police at a checkpoint or randomly, and asked about their purpose for travel,” Northland District Commander Superintendent Tony Hill said. However, residents living near coastal Mangawhai have reported being turned away at the checkpoints while on the way to collect their post or visit supermarkets.