Global Protests

Despite the lack of pre-market safety testing, 5G is being deployed in many parts of the world, including some parts of New Zealand. (As of this writing, most of New Zealand is fortunately 5G-Free.) Major worldwide protests took place on 25 January 2020. (See below).

Protests Planned for April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand protests in April 2020 that involved marches or gatherings have been cancelled. However, protests that do NOT involve actions that violate the lockdown rules are still going ahead. This page will be updated with information about the protests for New Zealand as soon as the details of these have been finalised.

Global Day of Protest Saturday 25 January 2020

A global day of protests against the imposition of this unnecessary technology that poses risks to people’s health and privacy and our environment was planned for Saturday January 25, 2020 and there were numerous protests in New Zealand as the information below shows. Most of the protests were documented via photos sent into the 5G Free New Zealand Facebook page.

The international website with information about the global protest is

New Zealand Protests and Other Events Planned for Saturday 25 January 2020

Please check this page on a regular basis as there are protests and other events in the planning in many parts of NZ and as the details are confirmed they will be added to this page. Thank you.

You may also be able to find information about your local event by visiting the FB page or group for your area. These are listed at this link:

There is also a FB events page where some (not all) of the events planned for 25 January 2020 have been listed and this is:

Please help with publicity for these events!

Please share the link you are reading with family, friends and colleagues!

In addition, if you live in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch or Queenstown to help with publicity for the protest in your area, please go to this link and download and print the PDF for the relevant poster:

You may also find a relevant poster at this link:

Protests from North to South (more or less)

NB: The protests are being listed roughly from North to South and we are delighted to report that there are now protests or other events organised from as far North as Kaitaia and as far South as Invercargill. Thank you to all the wondeful volunteers who are organising these local events!


The team from 5G-Free Kaitaia will be doing a public education outreach at the Kaitaia Market on Saturday 25th January and handing out flyers on 5G. If you are in the Far North please visit the market to connect with your local team.


This is a combined protest being organised by Stop 5G Mangawhai and Stop 5G Whangarei.

DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME: 10 AM to 1 PM

PLACE: 17 Water St, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand

The FB Event link for this page is here: 5G Free RALLY Whangarei

If you would like to connect with either the Mangawhai or Whangarei groups please see the following links:



DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME and PLACE: Meet at 12PM Saturday, January 25 on the Corner of Queen Street and Wakefield Streets,Downtown Auckland then march to the Viaduct. Please bring placards if you have them. There are ideas for placards available at this link:

Below is the specific link for the Auckland protest so you can share it via email, FB etc.:

To help with publicity for the Auckland protest please go to this link and download and print the PDF for the relevant poster:

Special note to anyone who is electrosensitive: The Aotea Square area is one of the parts of Auckland where Vodafone has started up 5G.

Waiheke Island

There will be a rally against 5G on Waiheke Island on Saturday 25 January 2020. Please see the following link for details:

Thames (Coromandel Penninsula)

Stop 5G Coromandel Peninsula be at Thames Market on Pollen street in Grahamstown part of Thames from 9.30 to 12 noon to do an information outreach on the 5G issue.


DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME and PLACE: Meet at 10 AM at 401 Grey Street, (outside the Regional Council offices), Hamilton East, Waikato, North Island (NB: Plesae note that 401 is the correct street number for this protest. The previous address was wrong, sorry.)

Nb: A new Facebook group has started for Hamilton and you can join it at the following link:

Te Awamutu and Kihikihi

DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME and PLACE: Meet at the War Memorial Park in Bank Street, Te.Awamutu., at 10:00 am, then walk to Vodafone and Spark with our signs. This is to be a peaceful, well behaved and dignified walk to celebrate the fact that Te Awamutu is 5G-Free. (No shouting or anger.)

After that, at appoximately 11:30 am. we will drive up to the Kihikihi Rewi Maniapoto Reserve on SH 3 to stand there with our signs. Please bring a picnic lunch if you like.


DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME: 10:00 am

WHERE: Starting point is the carpark of Manaaki Tamariki Childcare at 77 Cobden Street (across from EiT). Then walk through the Town Centre to finish at Gisborne Court House.

If you would like to connect with 5G-Free Gisborne prior to January 25, here is the link to their FB group:


Volunteers from Stop 5G Whanganui will be handing out flyers at the Saturday River Market in Whanganui as part of an education outreach on Saturday 25 January 2020.

If you would like to connect with Stop 5G Whanganui, their FB group is

Paraparaumu (Kapiti Coast)

Kapiti Coast is having its own protest on 25 January 2020

WHERE and WHEN: Meet at the Paraparaumu Library Car Park at 11:00 AM. There will be a walk around the car parking areas around the Coastland Mall then meet back at the Paraparaumu Library Car Park and listen to a speaker. The event ends at 1 PM.


DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME: Begins 12.30-12.45 pm

WHERE: A protest has been organised for Wellington from the City (meeting at Civic Square just below the Sea Bridge Step beside the Art Gallery and walk up Cuba Street to a presentation in Abel Smith St. Please click on the following link for further details and check out the Facebook event on 5G Wellington Aotearoa.

To connect with 5G-Free Wellington here is their Facebook page:


5G-Free Nelson is planning community information outreach activities for Saturday 25 January 2020 and Sunday 25 January 2020.

Nelson Saturday Craft Market: 5G-Free Nelson will have two info tables on the main street (Trafalgar) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday the 25th and flyers will also be handed out at Nelson’s Saturday Craft Market. Here’s the link for the market’s website:

Evolve Festival Outreach: We’ll be having an 5G info stall at Nelson’s Evolve Festival from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and the 26th January. (Here’s the website for the Evolve Festival:

NB: Please note that the ambitious event planned to be held at Victory Community Centre on January 2020 that was previously posted on this website on January 2020 has had to be cancelled. Thank you.


DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME and PLACE: 12 Noon at Cathedral Square

Here’s the event link for the Christchurch protest which is designed to be family-friendly: Please share it!

To help with publicity for the Christchurch protest please go to this link and download and print the PDF for the relevant poster:

Oamaru (and Waitaki Region)

5G-Free Waitaki has organised a rally on 25 January 2020.

PLACE and TIME: Takaro Park (9 Severn St) in Oamaru from 10:30 am to noon.


There is a a great line up of events on 25 January in Queenstown. please see the following link for details:


In Dunedin there will be a Meditation at the Octagon from 4pm onwards on Saturday 25th January to witness 5G and the opportunity there is to reject it.

Invercargill (and Southland)

DATE: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

TIME and PLACES: Meet at the Fieldwick Memorial Gates at Queens Park at 10am and depart at 11am to walk around town to  assemble at Wachner Place at noon for speeches and information about the 5G issue.  

If you would like to get in touch with your local 5G-Free New Zealand group, many of the groups are listed on the link below:

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