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Mongrel Mob members (1st of 3)

Mongrel Mob members

In 1990 Dunedin Mongrel Mob members gather at the grave of fellow member Moanaroa Kidwell, who died of a drug overdose in 1986 aged 20. The mobster on the left pours him a beer. 'Skumdog' is a term for a fellow member. Moanaroa had been depatched just days before his death after several warnings for his abuse of hard drugs.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Māori gangs and Pacific youth gangs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert