Live Covid updates: Day 1 at Level 3
New Zealand is once again split along a Covid-19 border with police checkpoints in operation at the boundaries of alert levels 3 and 4.
The country south of Auckland is in lockdown level 3 and the checkpoints at five locations on the city's southern boundaries have been running since 11pm yesterday.
Only those with exemptions to travel for essential reasons are able to travel through.
The Road Transport Forum is advising freight and stock-truck drivers to have their paperwork ready at the Auckland-Waikato border to avoid long delays.
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