The Dom Post reports:
Police are on standby to attend a Porirua City Council meet-the-candidates night because of concerns that patched gang members planning to attend could start trouble.
There are also claims Mongrel Mob members have thrown their support behind Porirua mayoral candidate Russell Marshall 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!