Brian Tamaki remains defiant as he reveals he's got another meeting with the police over anti-vaccine mandate protests.
Tamaki, the controversial Destiny Church and Freedom and Rights Coalition founder, and his wife Hannah, say they've been summoned to the police station on Tuesday after taking part in another protest at the Auckland Domain at the weekend.
Tamaki was in trouble with the law last month for allegedly organising protests that broke COVID-19 alert level 3 rules, and his bail conditions included not attending or organising any protest and not accessing the internet for the purpose of organising or inciting non-compliance with alert level requirements.
"Brian & Hannah Tamaki have been called into Auckland Central Police station tomorrow morning 10am," nephew Ethan Tamaki said on Monday night.
"This is in regards to the recent exercising of our basic human rights across the nation with tens of thousands of people."
In a video live-streamed on Facebook, Brian Tamaki confirmed he's again been summoned to the police station but said he'll keep fighting.
"I'm saying this: I think it's ludicrous, I think it's crazy... that the number of things that the police are stretched on already, that they would be taking their time to call us up and tell us to go to the police station at 10am tomorrow morning," Tamaki said.
"They want us to go there and I think it's pretty serious for me - I have no fear about that that because I believe [in] your freedom and your rights - my freedom and my rights… this is a national issue."
Tamaki made a speech at the protests at the weekend, referring to New Zealand as "Jacindaland" before condemning COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.
The Government has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19 for workers in certain industries and roles, with redeployment off the front lines possible for those who refuse, in order to reduce the spread of the virus which has killed more than 5.1 million and infected nearly 258 million people around the world.
Vaccination not only significantly reduces the likelihood people will be infected with COVID-19 but also lowers the chance people will pass it onto someone else or fall seriously ill.
"I'm standing on the right to the protest," Tamaki said on Saturday. "I am not a citizen of Jacinda's New Zealand. I refuse to be a part of the New Zealand she is creating."
Police have not yet said if anyone was arrested at Saturday's protests - but said they'd take action against anyone who breached COVID-19 restrictions.