MMA fighter Fau Vake died after being king hit in May. Photo: Givealittle.
People will be marching to the steps of parliament tomorrow in a effort to make the "Cowards Punch Law" legal in New Zealand.
The call for a change in the law comes after promising MMA fighter Fau Vake died after being critically injured in an attack in Auckland.
Vake was admitted to hospital in critical condition in May. He died a week later from injuries he sustained.
Combat sport commentator Mike Angove confirmed the fighter's death on May 23.
Since Vake's death, the New Zealand community has called for harsher penalties against such crimes.
A petition has been set up calling for mandatory prison sentences for anyone found guilty of such an act.
People behind the petition are expected to march to parliament tomorrow to raise awareness of the issue.
In a post on the Let's make the "Cowards Punch" a law in NZ Facebook page is calling for people to meet at Starbucks at the beginning of Lambton Quay in Wellington at 12pm.
"If you can make it earlier by the time it hits 12pm, so we can keep a roll on be great!
"Hope to see you all there! Let’s stand up for this NZ. Bring your signs and make sure voices are loud."