So it seems the vocal minority of anti-vaxers and anti-lockdown protesters, otherwise known as 'freedom fighters' has got louder over the weekend.
At least 5000 people gathered in Auckland domain on Saturday for the third major protest in six weeks.
Protesters also targeted Dominion road yesterday grinding it a halt, and vandalised a vaccination centre in Panmure.
So how do we deal with these people? How do we get through to these people?
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a world-renowned cognitive scientist currently based in Bristol and he joined Kate Hawkesby.