Bandidos not in Timaru
Members of the notorious gang the Bandidos have been seen in Christchurch and Invercargill, but Timaru police have seen no action here.
"Patch overs" in Christchurch and Invercargill involve members from other gangs aligning themselves with the Bandidos.
University of Canterbury gang expert and lecturer Dr Jarrod Gilberts said the patch overs would mean the group was more likely to survive because the "Bandido nation" would lend the local chapter support.
The Timaru Herald