On February 1, members of Extinction Rebellion Otautahi staged a peaceful protest by composting ripped up pages of the Resource Management Act outside Christchurch's Commodore Hotel, where eleven mayors from the Canterbury region were meeting.
The group relies on symbolic non-violent protests to get their message out and they're hoping people power will inspire change.
"All around the world we've seen time and again through grassroots movements, there are absolutely big revolutionary changes," Extinction Rebellion member Julie Thompson said.
Extinction Rebellion Otautahi was established in November 2018, just a month after the movement was first founded in Britain. There are now 15 groups set up across New Zealand.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke to the group at their recent protest and told them the council's target of zero emissions for Christchurch by 2050 may need to be reviewed.