What does the right to protest actually mean? (micky savage, The Standard)
Parliament protest: Four Defence Force vehicles arrive in Wellington, remain on standby (round up of yesterday, Stuff)
Public servants are reviewing the traffic light system to see if it is fit for purpose as New Zealand battles Omicron. The review will look at the future of the vaccine passes.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), which manages a large part of the Covid response, told the Governance and Administration select committee on Wednesday morning that the system would now be reviewed. It is not clear whether the review is a wholesale review of the efficacy of the framework, or low-level tweaking.
“We are constantly reviewing and advising as things change,” she said.
Barnes said the report would go back to ministers “in the next month or two”.
Update on Police plan to remove vehicles, NZH
NZ Police statement and livestream from last night, about the intention to start removing vehicles blocking roads, and signalling they don’t want to escalate tensions (NZH)
Tame Iti/Freedom Protest (Waatea News audio)
Parliament protests: Tragedy or farce? (Nick Bollinger on NZ counter culture, RNZ)
The occupation of NZ’s parliament grounds is a tactical challenge for police, but mass arrests are not an option ( Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University, The Conversation)
Video of yesterday’s speech from the woman who was arrested last week while naked. (Bryce Edward twitter)
List of reasons for Convoy 2022 NZ (NZ Truckies FB)
Letter of Demand (from protest organisers)
The Spinoff: What is Trevor Mallard playing at?