An example of the NZ Government’s standard operating procedure (SOP)

Step 1 -Mandate the police force -JAN 2022

Step 2 lose court case against the mandates in court -FEB 2022

Step 3 -Mumble and mutter that it’s irrelevent because they were about to withdraw the mandate anyway.

Step 4 -Appeal the court decision -March 2022

Step 5 -Get all spiteful about it -April 2022

Step 6 -Move on, nothing to see here… -May 2022