Police to monitor gang boxing night

  • 22/07/2017
Boxing gloves
Police will conduct checks of those attending. Photo credit: Getty

An organised boxing event in Whangarei attended by gang members from around New Zealand is being monitored by police.

Organisers are hoping the inaugural Te Tai Tokerau Fight Night on Saturday will diffuse gang tensions, media report.

Whangarei police say they are aware of this event and there will be an increased police presence in the area.

Police will conduct checks of those attending, and travelling to and from the event.