16 Jun 2012

Pacific march to Aotea Square

12:30 pm on 16 June 2012

Members of the Pacific community in Auckland marched in the central city on Saturday to demand better working rights, more affordable housing and a better education.

Marchers in Albert Park on Saturday

Marchers in Albert Park on Saturday Photo: RNZ

Church leaders, unions, politicians and families met at Albert Park to march towards Aotea Square.

Auckland Council's Pacific Advisory Board chair Uesifili Unasa says Pacific people normally don't publicly display their discontent.

But since the Budget, which he says made cuts that directly affect the Pacific Island community, people are becoming more outspoken.