Son of former Mongrel Mob president: Education will benefit more than limiting spending

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Newstalk ZB,
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Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 8:46AM
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Son of former Mongrel Mob president: Education will benefit more than limiting spending

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 8:46AM

A man who was brought up in a gang, says education will benefit gang members' children more, rather than controlling benefit spending.

The Act Party wants gang members to receive their dole on an electronic card that would restrict spending on alcohol, gambling and tobacco.

Dave Letele, who also runs the Manukau food bank, told Tim Dower you're much better off educating and empowering people, rather than trying to do this.

“It’s limiting and monitoring spending, it’s not dealing with the issue of why people are joining gangs and that’s the real issue here.”

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