Several thousand people have marched in Auckland this afternoon in protest at the government's Electoral Finance Bill.
Police estimates put the crowd at close on 5,000.
The first Auckland march against the bill, a fortnight ago, drew about 2,000.
Marchers then stayed in QEII Square listening to speeches telling them the bill threatens democracy in New Zealand. Organisers are delighted with the turnout, saying it indicates people are realising what the bill will mean for them when it becomes law.
Among the marchers were ACT leader Rodney Hide and high profile opponent of the bill Christine Rankin.
Marches were also held last month in Wellington and Christchurch.
- Newstalk ZB