Children pull gang signs in new Head Hunters recruitment video

The notorious Head Hunters MC has drawn controversy after using children to promote the gang lifestyle in a new video.

The video, posted to YouTube and Facebook, is the first release by Outsiders Films, which says it "produces short films focusing on the cultures and communities that sit outside of the New Zealand mainstream".

The footage shows patch-clad members showing off their bike skills by pulling burnouts and wheelies. Then a large group tears through Auckland's tunnels and along the motorway, throwing gang signs as they go.

Another shot shows off the family side of the gang, with young children of gang members wearing gang colours and pulling gang signs.

The video is believed to be part of a recruitment drive to attract younger people to the Head Hunters, which is heavily connected to the methamphetamine trade.

Police won't comment specifically on the video, but say they encourage the public to contact them whenever they see any "dangerous or illegal activity".

"We are committed to keeping our communities safe and we will respond to any behaviour or activity that puts any members of the public in danger," a spokesperson told Newshub.

"The Commissioner announced earlier this year that Police will be receiving an extra 200 dedicated staff who will be specifically focused on preventing crime related to gangs and drug-related offending."