Watch: Thousands march in central Auckland as nurses strike across the country for better pay, work conditions

Thousands have turned out in force in central Auckland today as nurses strike nationwide over pay and work conditions.

Industrial action by nurses around New Zealand kicked off at 7am this morning. Source: 1 NEWS

They walked up Queen St waving placards and vocalising their wish for a better deal from the District Health Boards.

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The 24 hour nationwide strike started at 7am today.

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Nurses around the country are striking today and they turned out in force in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS