It's never a good idea to parade your ignorance for all to see.
In his quest to appear relevant Mr Mark has called upon the government to direct the police to remove freeloaders, so called, from Kaikoura. After visiting the town he said that tourists remaining in the town were free loading on the generosity of New Zealanders and should be removed.
I have no way of knowing whether or not his claim is true but clearly Mark is unaware of the powers delegated under the Civil Defense Emergency Management Act 2002 consequential on the declaration of a State of Civil Defense Emergency which came in to force on the afternoon of 15 November. In short, the Act provides for the Controller to do whatever he/she thinks needs to be done while the state of emergency remains in force. If freeloading tourists are an issue then they can be evacuated with the Controller making the call ... not some second rate politician from Wellington looking for a headline.