The exact status of the gang remains unclear, with its media liaison Louise Hutchinson saying they had become essential workers prior to the lockdown to be able to support their people.
So we have the Mongrel Mob themselves saying they have been granted essential worker status.
Leader Sonny Fatupaito was having weekly calls with police deputy commissioner Wally Haumaha and other gangs around the country to work together, she said.
Weekly calls with the Deputy Commissioner!!
“Wally Haumaha put together a group of key leaders and we have been having telephone calls through the lockdown to make sure our people can access services.”
Very important that the gangs are looked after with such personal top level service.
How many rotary clubs have managed the same?