Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki was urged by police to tell his supporters to socially distance themselves at an anti-lockdown protest or he could face charges, Newshub reveals. Text messages between Tamaki and Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha have been revealed under the Official Information Act, showing how efforts were made by police to keep a protest in Auckland on October 2 safe. Police kept a low profile on the edges of the protest on October 2. No arrests were made on the day, but Tamaki was later charged with attending and organising another protest in breach of alert level 3 restrictions.