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Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says contingency plans are being put in place in case an increase in COVID-19 alert levels leads to returned demands for community checkpoints.

Police have been operating checkpoints around Auckland’s fringes turning back motorists who don’t have permission from health authorities to leave the super city.

Mr Haumaha says they have been assisted by Māori wardens.

Iwi members who were involved in checkpoints during the level 4 lockdown have come along to observe but not take part.

He says a lot has been learned since the March lockdown.

"We’re far more strategic in how we're managing that partnership with our people and we've had lots of discussions right around the country with all of our iwi leaders. I'm at the moment putting together a framework for how we will work with iwi and community groups to manage the issue of community checkpoints, should that arise," Mr Haumaha says.

He says while there were some delays during the first few days of the checkpoints, and some Aucklanders may have slipped away to their holiday homes before they were put in place, he was comfortable with the level of traffic yesterday.

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