About 400 people attended the rally in Christchurch, to protest more than 70 years of Israeli occupation in Palestine.
Organised by Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa (PSNA), it was one of many demonstrations held across the country on May 22.
The latest conflict between Israel and Hamas has caused widespread devastation in Gaza. At the last count, 248 Palestinians have been killed, including 66 children. In Israel, 12 people including two children have been killed, with hundreds of others injured.
A cease-fire was announced on Friday.
However, activist and PSNA chair John Minto, said Palestinians were still suffering.
"Despite the ceasefire; racism, apartheid, and brutality against Palestinians continue everyday. Our message to the Government is that we need to see much more involvement by New Zealand in this issue."