An iwi that Brian Tamaki descends from are calling him out to say he is putting Māori communities at risk, RNZ reports. Mass protests across the country were organised by a freedom group set up by Tamaki, opposing vaccines and lockdown restrictions. Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Hikairo located between Kāwhia and Te Awamutu were especially concerned with the number of young tamariki involved in the rallies. They said Tāmaki, who was one of their own, was asking Māori communities to undermine science, putting their people at risk. They have now called on the Destiny Church leader to take a whānau-first approach.