American-style youth gangs sprang up in Auckland in 1990s. Most were engaged in crime: mainly burglaries and drugs, but sometimes serious assault. Gangs were distinguished by the colour of their clothes, and many were ethnically based. The clip from a 2008 documentary highlights the bravado of the Tongan-based Crips gang.
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Reference: Inside New Zealand: the gangs. Producer/director, Laurie Clarke; presenter; Pam Corkery. Auckland: Top Shelf Productions, 2008
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