The streets were filled with colourful references from Harry Potter to Jay-Z.
Here's all you need to know about the full day strike.
"I'm always positive and optimistic, but deep down I'm really concerned."
Around 29,000 primary teachers will walk off the job today.
An estimated 29,000 educators will walk off the job on Wednesday.
"We have 7900 teachers in Auckland, last year 882 left the profession."
They're terrified to tell their families they've wasted another year of study.
We should focus on what is best for the children and their families writes Dr Anita Mortlock
Bosses say people assume the university is in Australia or Canada, and want to rename it University of Wellington.
Teachers now have to learn coding and robotics.
The new qualifications are a response to skill-driven shortages in the workplace.
A report says changes have damaged the polytech.
Teachers will walk off the job for a full day.
By that time there will be 40,000 extra primary school students.
The comment comes on day one of the National Party conference.
Expert says shorter holidays more often could be the way to go.
The school's principal Louise Anaru spoke to The AM Show.