New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Hokonui branch members took part in a strike on Gore’s Main St recently.

About 80 members attended the protest.

Kindergarten head teacher Cara Sharp said the teachers were feeling ‘‘disappointed and let down’’ by the Government.

‘‘So far, we haven’t been listened to, and today we’re [raising] awareness to the Government that we mean business and we need to see some changes for our collective contract.’’