While Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Police Commissioner Andrew Coster have both allowed citizen checkpoints, the Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges is questioning their legality. 

Ariah Kapa (Te Aupōuri) shows us how Te Kao, her remote hometown in the very, very far north are running checkpoints to help stop the spread of Covid-19, and keep their community - especially their kuia and kaumātua - safe.

By Ariah Kapa, from the rangatahi filmmaking group Ngā Pakiaka