He claimed imprisonment would result in "extra suffering".
Violent offending by gang members or their prospects has dropped 10 percent since 2014
A notorious gang street has had a change of fortune, thanks to a former policeman with a passion for basketball.
"One way or another, they're going to kill or rustle some kid."
A former US Department of Justice prosecutor says the "most heinous" traffickers operate out of China.
Thousands of dollars and a cannabis-growing operation were found at the Christchurch gang house.
It came after a Head Hunters member was knocked off his motorbike by a passing ute.
The National leader says the police minister is making promises his party won't fulfill.
The Police Minister says it's like getting gangster kingpin Al Capone for tax evasion.
The Mongrel Mobster claims his life was at breaking point, which drove him to call the actor a "b*tch ass n****r".
A Kawerau local says about 50 police cars have descended on the town.
Police have launched a taskforce in Tauranga to combat the country's meth problem.
A new police task force set up in the city is New Zealand's first outside Auckland and Wellington.
"I would fear people who bash their wives… the gangs are nothing by comparison."