The patch of outlaw motorcycle gang Bandidos, which has
attracted members from rival Dunedin gangs. Photo supplied.
Rival Dunedin gang members have pledged allegiance to
outlaw motorcycle gang Bandidos, which has set up a
probationary chapter in the city.
This month the gang posted pictures and an update on its
website about new probationary chapters opening in Dunedin
''Bandidos MC New Zealand are excited about welcoming into
our Great Red & Gold Nation two new probationary
chapters,'' the website said regarding the ceremony held in
Invercargill last month.
That post included photographs of a patching ceremony for the
Southern probate gang members, which was attended by patched
Bandidos members from Australia, Auckland and Christchurch.
Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis, of the Southern
District organised crime squad, said police were ''certainly
aware'' members from rival Dunedin gangs had joined the
Dunedin motorcycle gangs include the Southern Vikings and the
The Bandidos have an estimated 2500 members and 210 chapters
in 22 countries, including Australia, where there were 17
Its motto is ''We are the people our parents warned us