Anti-vaccination protesters gathered at parliament do not represent the bulk of New Zealanders, said prime minister Jacinda Ardern. As many as 5000 people marched through the capital on Tuesday, The Spinoff reports, mainly in protest at the government’s decision to mandate vaccinations for certain groups. Ardern, who will be in Auckland on Wednesday for her first visit to the city since it entered lockdown in mid-August, said her message was to New Zealanders who had already been vaccinated. “Thank you for being vaccinated, thank you for doing what it takes to look after one another. What we saw today wasn’t reflective of you and of New Zealand.”