KW: New Zealanders in general (Maori and Pacific Islanders may disagree) have a healthy respect for the Police. However, if we observe trends globally if Police power is not strictly defined we see that granting police extraorinary powers has very harmful and detrimental results in almost 100% of instances becasue the part of the police force that is extremeist will always take it upon themselves to to go to the extreme. We need to be very careful we don’t permanently lose freedoms and rights as result of the state of emergency declared by the government. What will be different when the state of emergency is lifted?
New Zealand – the “land of the long white cloud” – has evolved into a police state overnight amid the fallout of Covid-19, with people now being encouraged to dob in fellow Kiwis who flout lockdown rules.