Kōrero: Hawke’s Bay region

Pita Sharples talks to gang members, 2004

Pita Sharples talks to gang members, 2004

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 ban the use and selling of ‘P’ (pure methamphetamine) in their areas.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23947/pita-sharples-talks-to-gang-members-2004 (accessed 30 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015