Auckland University students are holding a street party this afternoon to 'Fight the Fees'.
Fees at the university have increased by four percent every year since 2010, and students are gathering signatures for a petition to halt the same happening this year.
Students behind the campaign say the university's claims of austerity are laughable given the vice-chancellor is getting paid $800,000, while 15 percent of students are living in financial distress.
After the street party, students will visit the vice-chancellor's office and present him with their petition.
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