Badly behaved Mob members get the boot...
The Hastings Mongrel Mob is throwing out members who behave badly, a number have been de-patched in the past year.
The Mongrel Mob is trying to amend past wrong-doings in Hastings by kicking out badly-behaving members.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule has been meeting with senior gang members to try to find long-term solutions to youth gangs and anti-social behaviour in the area.
He says the Mongrel Mob is starting to listen to the community's concerns.
"They have de-patched a number of members in the last year because of certain incidents. They basically said that if they wanted to belong to a gang then they need to behave, basically."
Mr Yule says the Mongrel Mob admits that criminal behaviour stems from high unemployment