All southbound traffic lanes on State Highway One over the Auckland Harbour Bridge have now reopened after they were closed while anti-mandate protesters marched across the bridge.
The south-bound lanes of the bridge were closed for around an hour and a half while the protesters marched from the North Shore to central Auckland.
The protesters have now gathered in Victoria Park and the bridge lanes and motorway have reopened.
Thousands of anti-mandate protesters marched onto the bridge from the North Shore late this morning, chanting "mandates gone, first of March".
Waka Kotahi said the protesters had unlawfully entered the state highway network on foot.
This morning hundreds of people gathered at Onepoto Domain at the northern end of the bridge and then set out towards the bridge.
Māori Wardens told RNZ they were escorting the protesters for safety reasons.
The march had been organised by Destiny Church's Freedoms and Rights Coalition.
In a statement, police said the safety of staff, road users and protesters was the priority.
Despite the safety concerns, protest organisers say they have worked with the police on traffic management.