News from Auckland Police
Police received 25 separate calls at 2.30 this morning from residents in the Russell Road area of Manurewa reporting up to 100 people fighting in the streets.
When Police arrived, they came under attack from a large number of youths armed with bottles and other weapons.
Approximately 40 officers, two police dogs and the police helicopter Eagle were deployed and took about 30 minutes to restore order.
A large number of arrests were made, and the remainder of the youths eventually dispersed into the surrounding neighbourhood.