after proposal argued crime and gang suicides would drop
A meth rehab programme for Mongrel Mob members has been approved after the applicant argued it would combat a rising number of gang homicides and suicides, and help reduce organised crime.
Details of the H2R Research and Consulting Ltd proposal have been released by the Ministry of Justice.
Kahukura is a meth rehab programme for Mongrel Mob members which received $2.75 million from the Proceeds of Crime Fund.
It is based at Tapairu Marae, outside Waipawa, and involves Sonny Smith, a Mongrel Mob leader who lives in the area, and his wife Mahinaarangi Smith.