Police are manning COVID-19 checkpoints in Tauranga today.
A SunLive photographer says police wearing personal protective equipment are checking vehicles opposite Tauranga Bridge Marina.
“They are checking traffic that is going over the Harbour Bridge, but trucks are getting waved through.
“Every car is being stopped.”
The photographer says there is a heavy police presence on Tauranga roads today.
A police spokesperson says the checkpoint in place at Tauranga Harbour Bridge enable police to speak to motorists and provide education in relation to the current restrictions.
"If people are out in the community, Police may ask them some questions to check they are okay, and what support they might need.
If necessary they will provide advice on self-isolation and ensure they are complying with the current restrictions, and if they are not, we will advise them how best to do that."
Staff have been issued with PPE, he says.