Ihumātao protesters will march to PM's Auckland office if she refuses to visit site

Ihumātao protesters are planning a hikoi to the Prime Minister's office if she refuses to visit the historic site.

They've launched a petition calling for Jacinda Ardern to come and see what they're fighting for, gaining more than 6000 people's signatures in the first few hours. 

Protesters first invited Jacinda Ardern to visit the whenua almost three weeks ago where hundreds of people have been standing firm since receiving an eviction notice.

"If Jacinda doesn't take up our invitation to come to Ihumātao, then we have no other option but to march to her office to hand-deliver our petition," Pania Newton told reporters on Thursday. 

Protestors have given the Prime Minister a deadline of next Thursday to respond when they say they will walk the four hours to her Mt Albert electorate office.