A hīkoi will this morning make its way to the Far North District Council offices in Kaikohe.
The march is in opposition to proposed SNA - or Significant Natural Area - land restrictions.
On Wednesday, Ministers called a halt to council plans that would see about 42 percent of land in the Far North redesignated as SNAs.
Those marching say the plans amount to a land grab and the council must work with iwi to create a plan to protect local biodiversity instead of imposing rules.
Te Poari o Ngāti Wai chief executive Hūhana Lyndon spoke to Gyles Beckford.