According to this article on Stuff the locks started to appear in Auckland six months ago after the idea was imported from Paris.
In other countries, couples attach the padlocks as a sign of their love.
The Silo Park fence sits along the harbour's edge with views of the harbour bridge and the Waitemata.
The newest dated padlock is June 19 2014.
The love lock fence is slowly gaining popularity thanks in part to the photo sharing application, Instagram.
Photos of the fence were first posted on Instagram six months ago.
It’s certainly a novel way of getting across the determination of Auckland ratepayers to be rid of this troublesome politician.