Story: Gangs

Youth intervention

Youth intervention

A minority of youths gravitate toward gangs and a life of crime. To combat the appeal of gangs, the Manukau City Council sponsored a range of sporting and cultural activities, including this kapa haka (performing arts) group. These types of interventions focus on preventing young people joining gangs in the first place. In 2007 over half of Manukau’s population was aged under 30.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 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