Two “essential workers” transporting cannabis have been charged by police, NZ Herald reports, after attempting to cross the border at Mercer. Both men had travel exemption notices, however a police officer noticed a smell of cannabis coming from their vehicle. Police soon established the pair weren’t travelling for essential purposes and found more than 2kg of cannabis in the vehicle. Another man was arrested further north, after he was found in possession of methamphetamine, and running along train tracks trying to evade the checkpoint separating the Auckland and Northland regions.