anti-lockdown protest in Auckland
Protests are also being held in Christchurch and Wellington.
The Auckland crowd of people include gang members on motorbikes, young children and elderly, many not following social distancing rules or wearing masks.
Some bore signs and personalised T-shirts promoting "pro-choice" and "freedom from lockdown", with one sign reading "free 2 parent" and a T-shirt saying "free to choose".
Tamaki spoke at the protest, telling supporters they've had a "gutsful" and it will take time and commitment to achieve their goals.
"If we want change, it's going to take courage. It's going to take commitment and determination to stick this out until we get what we want."