Three Kawerau men have been jailed for 12 and a half years
for their part in the shooting of two men in the township in
In the High Court at Rotorua today Justice Graeme Lang
convicted and sentenced Derek Maynard Savage, 52, Deuce
Derrick Junior Evo Rua Savage, 23, and Terere Kiwaho
They each received 12 and-a-half years, with a minimum
non-parole period of six years and three months, for
discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily
In addition, Justice Lang sentenced Deuce Savage to two years
and three months on a charge of aggravated robbery, and
demanding with intent to steal in relation to a previous
Terere MacDonald was also sentenced to 18 months for
The latter sentences for both Deuce Savage and MacDonald are
to be served concurrently.
The main conviction related to the shooting of Jeremy August
and Gavin Pirini at Mr August's house in September.
The previous offending occurred last August when Deuce Savage
had used standover tactics to demand $200 and cannabis from
In sentencing the trio, all Mongrel Mob members, Justice Lang
said there was no doubt the offending was in the context of
the Mongrel Mob wanting to impose a presence in the township.