Some Tauranga teachers are ready to walk out of the classroom for good as tensions between the unions and Government reach boiling point.

However, the Education Minister is urging for further negotiations.

Yesterday's teacher strike action fulfilled the unprecedented scale expected, with more than 1000 Tauranga teachers filling the Tauranga Racecourse yesterday afternoon.

The crowds then took to the streets to strike for better pay and work conditions, parading down Cameron Rd as far as the eye could see on their 2km march.

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People from as young as a few months old right through to their 80s joined in yesterday

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Street view: Do you support the teachers striking?