Not one Hawke's Bay gang member has lost their patch since Parliament imposed a gang patch ban in Government buildings six years ago.

Statistics revealed to Hawke's Bay Today under the Official Information Act, show that just one patch has been seized in the region by police under the 2013 law.

It belonged to a Black Power member and was seized outside Tamatea Intermediate School.

Police made an order for destruction of the patch but once convicted and sentenced the judge elected to order the patch be returned to the Black Power member.


Since the 2013 law was enacted, four