A man has been arrested at the open day of a cultural community centre being built in Levin after a protest got out of hand, police say.
A group of eight people were protesting about taonga (treasures) at the site of the Te Takere Culture and Community Centre in Levin Mall, Sergeant Martin Bull said.
Four police officers at the public open day advised the group on their right to a peaceful protest.
"Despite being given this advice one of the group became aggressive and was arrested for disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence."
The 53-year-old Levin man will appear in the district court on Thursday.
Sgt Bull said no-one was injured in the incident and there were no further arrests.
Levin Mayor Brendan Duffy said the $7 million centre, due to be completed later this year, would be a multi-purpose heart and hub for the Horowhenua community.