Story: Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities

Black Power and Mongrel Mob

Black Power and Mongrel Mob

The clenched fist and blue colours of the Black Power gang, and the bulldog insignia and red colours of their rivals the Mongrel Mob, are clearly shown in these 2009 photos. These and other gangs provide a sense of identity for many Māori.

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Rawiri Taonui, 'Ngā tuakiri hōu – new Māori identities - Urban identifiers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)

Story by Rawiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017