Kōrero: Gangs

Voluntary work (3 o 3)

Voluntary work

Larry Potae, a 49-year-old grandfather of eight, helps out at the Awhi Early Childhood Centre in Ōtara, Auckland, in 2006. Twenty members of the 'Notorious' chapter of the Mongrel Mob had helped build and paint the centre, as well as creating carvings and doing landscaping work. As they got older and had families, some gang members tried to break their cycle of serving jail time so they would not be separated from their families. Voluntary work and employment schemes helped to keep some from a life of crime.

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Photograph by Martin Sykes

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Māori gangs and Pacific youth gangs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28249/voluntary-work (accessed 21 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 me te āwhina o Jarrod Gilbert