Nine days after Patricia McGrath was buried her whanau and hundreds more have marched through central Whangarei to push the message domestic violence is not ok.
The 34-year-old mother of two died in Whangarei Hospital after being taken of life support following an assault in her Kamo home four days earlier.
Today her brother John McGrath lead a march through central Whangarei streets to raise awareness that domestic violence was unacceptable and communities needed to stand up and help those caught in violent relationships.
About 500 people turned out for the peaceful march and included Queenie Dunn mother of murdered 17-year-old Mairina Dunn, Karen Edwards mother of Ashlee Edwards and Steve Elliott uncle of murdered woman Sophie Elliott.
Those who marched carried posters of those they had lost to domestic violence. The march went down Bank Street through the town's major intersection and back into Laurie Hall Park where a number of speakers got their message out to the hundred's gathered.