Gangs are a visible presence in Hawke’s Bay and are involved in trade in illegal drugs. In 2004 Māori Party co-leader and Ngāti Kahungunu elder Pita Sharples met with members of the Mongrel Mob gang in Hastings to try to convince them to stop the sale and use of ‘P’ (pure methamphetamine) in their areas.
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