for all Māori and the return of iwi checkpoints
The Māori Party is calling for all Māori to move into level 4 now and for the borders to be completely shut, including to returning New Zealanders, for two weeks.
The party's co-leader, John Tamihere, also said this morning that iwi checkpoints will be back in operation around the country, whether or not the whole country goes back into level 4.
Tamihere also called on the election – at the moment scheduled for September 19 – to be pushed back until next year.
"We do want to be part of the team of five million – but we can't be moved by the words of one party in an election process," he said in an apparent reference to Labour.