Marshall’s Mongrels

September 15th, 2010 at 9:27 am by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

Police are on standby to attend a City Council meet-the-candidates night because of concerns that patched gang members planning to attend could start trouble.

There are also claims members have thrown their support behind Porirua mayoral candidate after he met the local chapter’s leader. The Mob is understood to have taken issue with anti-gang campaigners and fellow candidates deputy mayor Litea Ah Hoi and Wayne Poutoa. …

Ms Ah Hoi said Mr Marshall had approached Mob members “and sought their support and votes”. Gang members had been actively recruiting non-enrolled voters to support Mr Marshall’s campaign, she said.

There were already so many reasons not to vote for Marshall, but this gives you another if you live in Porirua.

Maybe one of the other candidates will get Black Power to join their campaign team!

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25 Responses to “Marshall’s Mongrels”

  1. wikiriwhis business (3,996 comments) says:

    Well I saw the Mark Sainsbury report on teen gangs harrassing shop keepers and fighting in the Porirua town centre.

    When the teens in Hamilton see this they will start up as well. Its only been sporadic so far. But they’ve been encouraged.

    Anyway, concerning the two girls fighting. The police arrested the defender and let go the attacker.

    I’m sure there’s a self defence case here.

    And where are the Maori wardens. Hamilton has security walking round the city. What about the capital city?

    I find the Wellington region very peculiar.

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  2. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    There’s a good look for a poltician, having gang members go round telling people to vote for you. who does he think he is, Obama?

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  3. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    Good one Murray, If I lived there knowing the grief gangs cause i would never vote for marshall.

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  4. Inventory2 (10,337 comments) says:

    I see that the Mongrel Mob family evicted from the emergency shelter in Christchurch has thrown its support behind Jim Anderton’s bid for the mayoralty. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

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  5. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    There’s a rumour about that Mr. Marshall has taken a leaf from the John Bank’s promotional manual and is planning a bid for the 2020 Olympics. The organisers of Porirua City’s bid have already drawn up an itinerary and schedule of events. A copy has been leaked and is reproduced below.

    OPENING CEREMONY. The Olympic flame will be ignited by a petrol bomb thrown by a native of the city (preferably from the Titahi Bay area), wearing the traditional tea cosy. The flame will be contained in a large chip van situated on the roof of the stadium.

    THE EVENTS. In previous Olympic games, Porirua competitors have not been particularly successful. In order to redress the balance, some of the events have been altered slightly to the advantage of local athletes.

    100 METRES SPRINT. Competitors will have to hold a video recorder and microwave oven one in each arm) and on the sound of the starting pistol, a police dog will be released from a cage 10 yards behind the athletes.

    100 METRES HURDLES. As above but with added obstacles (ie. car bonnets, hedges, gardens, fences, walls etc.).

    SHOOTING. A strong challenge is expected from the local men in this event. The first target will be a moving police van. In the second round, competitors will aim at a post office clerk, bank teller or Securitas style wages delivery man.

    BOXING. Entry to the boxing will be restricted to husband and wife teams, and will take place on a Friday night. The husband will be given 15 pints of Lion Brown while the wife will be told not to make him any tea when he gets home. The bout will then commence.

    CYCLING TIME TRIALS. Competitors will be asked to break into the Mana College bike shed and take an expensive mountain bike owned by some mummy’s boy from the country on his first trip away from home. All against the clock.

    MODERN PENTATHLON. Amended to include mugging, breaking and entering, flashing, joyriding and arson.

    SWIMMING. Competitors will be thrown off the bridge over Paremata. The first three survivors back will decide the medals.

    MENS 50KM WALK. Unfortunately this will have to be cancelled as the police cannot guarantee the safety of anyone walking the streets of Cannons Creek.

    GYMNASTICS. Will now be held in Taylor Prestons meat works, and will include carcass vaulting and swinging from meat hooks.

    RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS. All competitors will be graded on their ability to sway drunkenly to Metallica/Tupac.

    RELAY. Involves four competitors removing an appliance of their choice from a house in Tawa and getting back to Waitangirua using at least four stolen cars.

    DISCUS. Will be decided by which contestant can get a hubcap off a Holden and throw it to his mate the fastest.

    ROWING. The 500 metre skull will be changed to the 500 litre scull and promises to be the most hotly contested event. Many, many, many athletes are currently in training in secret locations through out the city (Lovelocks, Top Tavern, Brodrick)

    THE CLOSING CEREMONY. Entertainment will include formation rave-dancing by the members of the Porirua Hospital in the Community anti-drug campaigners, synchronised rock throwing and music by the Linden Choir. The Olympic flame will be extinguished by someone dropping an old washing machine onto it from the top floor of the block of flats next to the stadium. The stadium will be then boarded up before the local athletes break into it and remove all the copper piping and the central heating boiler.

    (Credit to the unknown author of the above text, taken from Usenet circa 2001)

    [DPF: Good God I have not seen that for at least a decade. Incidentially Porirua City as a whole is very different from the stereotypical old Porirua - Cannons Creek etc. The CBD and many of the suburbs are doing very nicely]

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  6. Richard (29 comments) says:

    I was disgusted by Porirua Mayor Jenny Brash’s remarks as reported on NewstalkZB.

    “She says she feels sorry for those who are having trouble with youths in the area, but there are a lot of businesses that aren’t.”

    “Mayor Jenny Brash says two years ago there was an issue with groups of girls causing problems in the city centre.

    But she says as far as she’s concerned it’s been stamped out.”

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  7. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    Re: Sainsbury last night
    Trailer trash without the trailer, all that is missing is Gerry Springer

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  8. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    I saw four or five girls thrashing another one in Hillary Court, Naenae last year when I was taking my daughter to swimming. They were beating the hell out of this girl. I stepped in to stop it and the whole lot, including the beatee turned on me. Must have been some initiation thing or her chance to show how staunch she was as she spat out her few remaining teeth. Just animals and you know we will be paying their DPB soon if not already.

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  9. Brian Smaller (4,023 comments) says:

    OK – slight exaggeration – she wasn’t actually spitting out teeth but she had bloodied nose and fat lip.

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  10. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    “…she had bloodied nose and fat lip.”

    And I bet that wasn’t the only fat bit on her. Jesus, watching those bushpigs on telly last night I was amazed that anyone sane (or otherwise) would even consider impregnating one of them. Be like throwing a sausage up O’Connell Street.

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  11. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Jesus bear not what I have a mouthfull of coke.

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  12. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    @Murray
    Was that an out the nose episode?

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  13. kowtow (8,449 comments) says:

    Some pollies in this counrty seem to have a form of schizophrenia (or is it arrogance) when it comes to gangs in this country.

    Muldoon and now we’ve seen the racist party’s ambivalence towards ‘em.

    I recall a Back Benches and the panel were asked about gangs. 2 members said “they do good work eh”…WTF. Don’t want to name them in case i get it wrong….wasn’t Lab or Nat though.

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  14. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    DPF – I grew up in the “sterotypical old Porirua.” Keep your elistist prejudices to yourself

    [DPF: It seems to have improved since you left :-)]

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  15. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Whoa hold on there DPF. At least ascertain whether Marshall asked for their support or whether they just decided to support him.

    If the latter, it’s a very difficult position to be in. Long story short, I had three certifiable lunatics decide to support my campaign. They drove round in a car with a bullet hole in the window! I tried to direct their energies to non-public-contact tasks where they couldn’t make a mess but that didn’t stop them assaulting a newspaper sales person (they saw the car ad thought it was a reporter) nor, I found out after the election, indulging in a spot of door knocking. After dark.

    When the point was reached where I had to tell them to get lost, the inevitable happened. They decided I was part of the great Masonic conspiracy against which they were evidently in battle, and came to my home, burst through the door and started attacking my elderly parents, my partner and my children. Of course my luck being what it is I was in the shower at the time, so was forced to burst forth and re-enact (except it hadn’t happened yet… pre-enact?) the nude wrestling scene from “Borat”.

    All joking aside though, if Marshall was approached and told “you’ve got our support” when he hadn’t gone chasing it, I wouldn’t like to be in his shoes whichever way he goes…

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  16. bearhunter (853 comments) says:

    Well, Rex, if he’s unable/unwilling to tell them to go forth and multiply now, does he think the chains of office will give him the guts to? Because I don’t.

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  17. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    DPF – there’s no arguing against that

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  18. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    It doesn’t make much difference to me weather he sought this support or had it thrust upon him, it was his choice to have policies that are attractive to gang members, that is ipso facto reason not vote for the fool.

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  19. jaba (2,141 comments) says:

    whenever I see or hear about the Red Rev, my skin crawls

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  20. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    bearhunter:

    I’d like to see you tell some hulking bikie “Thanks, but you can take your support and shove it. More tea?” :-P Seriously though, it’s possible he’s hoping, as I did, that if he just humours them awhile they’ll lose interest when they find something more interesting to do… I hear there’s a Leader of the Opposition short of one media advisor, for instance :-D

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  21. rouppe (971 comments) says:

    wikiriwhis business,

    And where are the Maori wardens. Hamilton has security walking round the city. What about the capital city?

    Porirua city is not the capital city, Wellington city is. They are distinct and separate cities the centres of which are some 25km apart. You wouldn’t say “Hamilton is a strange place” because of something that happened in Cambridge would you?

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  22. Andrew (59 comments) says:

    It’s not only the Mongrel Mob that are backing Russell Marshall – it gets worse, Ken Douglas and Graham Kelly are backing him too! Never heard of such a threatening bunch of hacks!

    The pacific island deputy mayor, litea ahoi, has her supporters walking around in black t shirts looking like the Desting cult. She also only ever rants about everything that is wrong in Cannons Creek.

    So I will be voting for Nick Leggett – he is the only one focussed on improving the city and growing jobs. It’s time for the next generation to come through, plus he has the backing of Hekia Parata and Jenny Brash… which has to be better than a gang?? hehe

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  23. bayboy (2 comments) says:

    @Andrew

    How can Nick be the only one focussed on improving the city and growing jobs when he has barely visited Cannons Creek, Porirua East & Waitangirua, the areas that need these jobs the most? At least Litea lives there and is connected with the entire community, not just the east. FYI, the Destiny church are mainly Maori, while Litea’s band of merry men and women are all colours that reflect Porirua, Pacific, Maori, Asian AND Pakeha, not just the blue and red that Nick is confused with.

    Also how can someone with no morals and values be a member of the Labour party and have the backing of Hekia Parata with the National party??? He doesn’t know if he’s Arthur or Martha….literally speaking!! Nick demonstrates an immature attitude and has absolutely no compassion, patience nor manners. At a recent forum he was observed laughing rudely at an elderly member of the public simply because the person wasn’t able to get their question across clearly. It’s nice that Nick finds this amusing and I wonder what other unfortunate people of Porirua will bear the brunt of his unprofessionalism??? It wasn’t just me that noticed either!

    Russell Marshall and Ken Douglas are the latest but oldest prospectors for the mongrel mob.

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  24. bayboy (2 comments) says:

    Seriously, just because Litea has a large number of supporters and they show they are united by wearing black t-shirts with voting details on them, they are like a cult?
    I have also heard her speak more about transparency and safety than complaining about anything in Cannons Creek.

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