Northland iwi checkpoints will be set up south of Whangārei – the southernmost they’ve been – amid concerns of surging Covid-19 in Auckland, Stuff reveals. Ahead of Northland’s drop to alert level 2 from Tuesday midnight, Tai Tokerau Border Control (TBC) has been talking to hapu south of Whangārei to look at the possibility of setting up patrols in the Waipu area. Organiser Rueben Taipari said, “We’re concerned [about people] without proper documentation and respect coming into a Covid-free region.” Earlier in October, two Auckland women visited Northland ahead of the region being put into level 3 lockdown.