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The dramatic stand-off between police and a lone gunman overnight has put nearby Kawerau under the spotlight - a town with high unemployment, where the Mongrel Mob is firmly entrenched.
The man alleged to be at the centre of an intense stand-off with police near Kawerau has appeared in court. Video
Shootings of police officers have been rare in New Zealand, with the most recent fatal shooting in 2009 when Constable Len Snee was shot in Napier.
A stand-off between police and an alleged gunman near Kawerau has ended without incident. See how it all unfolded with RNZ's live coverage here: