The journalist, despite being an essential worker and allowed to go where they want, was told they couldn’t. Told they couldn't by a person with no more authority than you or me. The Ngati Kuri spokesperson didn't regard media as essential. Really? Under what power, law or authority? A police officer, astonishingly, arrived 10 minutes after the journalist.
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