Former Green MP Sue Bradford has been arrested during a protest at the Ministry of Social Development's Auckland office.
Bradford, a spokesperson for Auckland Action Against Poverty, was one of six protestors arrested this afternoon after the group locked themselves in a Ministry office.
Three still remain inside the office in the east Auckland suburb of Ellerslie.
Inspector Lou Alofa says the protestors are likely to be at the site for a few hours yet but the situation is under control and police are talking with organisers to reach a resolution.
The group are believed to be protesting against the Government's proposed welfare reform Bill.