Police to ramp up presence in Auckland after news of large youth gathering

Police are planning to have an increased presence in Auckland this Friday after discovering plans for a large youth gathering.

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

It follows a large disorder incident at Mission Bay Reserve last Friday, where eight young people were arrested after a brawl.

Police said they found out about the latest planned gathering through social media, and have been in discussions with schools discouraging students from taking part in it.

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Last Friday, police were called to Tamaki Drive where as many as 100 teenagers were involved in a brawl.

One person received minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

A police spokesperson said seven young people were arrested for disorderly behaviour and fighting related offences, while another was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

All were released without charge and will be dealt with by the Police Youth Aid.

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