Story: Gangs

Wairoa Mongrel Mob headquarters (1st of 2)

Wairoa Mongrel Mob headquarters

An Armed Offenders Squad officer stands outside the Wairoa Mongrel Mob headquarters in November 2003 as police search the premises. The search was prompted after a man was fatally shot following a gang brawl outside the Wairoa courthouse. This approach to gangs is termed suppression.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 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