27 Nov 2023

Large procession gathers in Foxton for tangi of top Head Hunter

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 27 November 2023

A large procession of mourners - and police - have gathered around Foxton, north of Levin, for the tangi of top Head Hunter gang member William "Bird" Hines. 

William Hines is expected to be buried alongside other family members at the Motuiti Marae urupā at Himatangi on Monday. 

The police say more than 100 officers are keeping a close eye on the gathering, and the Police helicopter, Eagle, is around to provide support and monitor traffic. 

Horowhenua mayor Bernie Wanden spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.