Over 12,000 people attended the strike for climate change march in Wellington last Friday.
The global climate strike movement was launched by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, who performed a one-woman strike outside Swedish parliament last year.
All around the world students were striking for change, and to tell their governments they would not stand for weak climate policies.
The Wellington march started in Civic square in the central city, and students of all ages marched toward parliament at 11am.
Signs waved and chanting filled the air. Spectators watched from windows and from the sidewalk.
Young and old came out in support. Some were preschoolers, hands held by their parents and caregivers.
What their explanations lacked in eloquence they made up for in enthusiasm, and their commitment to a cause that directly effects their future is truly inspiring.