About 30 gang members swore and punched each other on the main street of Huntly this afternoon prompting a number of calls to police.
Waikato Police have launched an inquiry after the brawl involving two gangs at about 2.30pm today on Main St in Huntly.
Waikato District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly said police received multiple calls from members of the public who witnessed the altercation between two gangs.
One witness told the Herald about 30 gang members, in their 20s and wearing black, gathered in the carpark between KBeez Superette and Bottle-O.
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Then a black Audi pulled up with about six or seven people from what is understood to be a rival gang and the fight kicked off.
The gang members then started swearing and punching. "It was an assault," the witness said.
The fight then spilt on to the main road, another resident said.
The Herald understands there is footage of the incident, which has left some locals feeling scared about the increased gang tensions in the town.
Police also wanted to assure the public they have since increased the number of officers in the area.
However shopkeepers located at the south-end of Main St were unaware of the fight and had not noticed an increased police presence.
Anyone with information about the altercation that would assist police is urged to call 105.