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Further appeal for those involved to come forward in Palmerston North homicide

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Mr. Hori Gage with his whanau. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Police investigating the murder of a Palmerston North man, Hori Gage, on Sunday 6 August are again urging those with information to come forward.

We are now able to report that alongside Mr Gage’s young children, his partner, Amythyst, was also present in the vehicle when he was shot and killed.

Amethyst and her 11-year-old son attempted to defend Mr Gage during the incident, and had a firearm aimed at them while the offender escaped in a Nissan teana with the registration HLQ924.

Police know this vehicle travelled in convoy with two other vehicles before it was set on fire on Aranui Road and burnt out.

Those two vehicles, a Silver SsangYong Rexton and a Silver Subaru Legacy Station Wagon, have been identified and recovered by Police for forensic examination.

Police would like to speak to anyone that saw these vehicles in the Aranui Road and Gillespie’s Line area around the time of the murder, that has not yet been in touch.

Mr Gage was ambushed by those responsible whilst sitting in the front seat of his car – he was vulnerable and unable to defend himself.

Police are committed to holding those involved in this horrific crime accountable for their actions.

Statement from Amythyst Tukaki, Mr Gage’s partner:

My baby, our dad, was more than just a Mongrel Mob member. He is a father, partner, brother, son, uncle & friend. He is loved by many, and he didn’t deserve any of this. His family didn’t deserve to witness this disgusting act of inhumanity.

Do the right thing and come forward with any information.

We spent 13 years together, and now four beautiful children have to live the rest of their life with NO FATHER and me with no partner. We just hope no more families have to go through this horror.

Do the right thing!!!! Coming home from a family day out, our babies sitting in the back seat! This is our family home! Our family car! We could have all been buried. What makes any of this okay?!

What if it was your family?

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. Zero chance of anyone coming forward they are all gang members
    The problem is when you associate with gangs you eventually fall out with them and they kill you
    This murder will in all likelihood never be solved

  2. Plus, the cops have relatives who are also in the gangs, as do some politicians, council members, etc.
    Hence, nothing will be done!
    Today is Thursday the 21st of September ’23. TVNZ is reporting that a disabled person who was wearing a *red hoodie (*Mongrel Mob colour) was attacked by 3 men from a gang that identifies the red garments as a signal worn by a rival gang, and severely beat the man at a McDonald’s Restaurant up north.
    There has been many UNDER-REPORTED incidents. Tally-up the gangland murders, the women who have been killed and then mutilated / burned, and the terrorisation of the smaller towns when the gangs converge on the same, and even government-owned TVNZ is fearful to report anything.
    Right now there are over 150,000 Kiwis serving in the NZDF and the NZ Police. Those elements have gang members operating covertly within their ranks, so no- nothing will be done to solve this murder, and other murders like it!
    There are at the last projected count 155,000 gang members and their wannabees. That should be a cause for concern, and many who are immigrant Combat Veterans living here with the hope of living a peaceful life have noted this.
    I have met Combat Veterans from the UK, South Africa, the U.S., Canada., Russia, Germany, and several other nations. One Veteran told me that hey communicate with one another, and are now operating in quiet and covert defensive cells and will consolidate if needed in the event they or their families are threatened, harmed or attacked by any gangland element(s) or invading military force(s) from other nations. They have advanced weapons, (covert) and know how to manufacture and use the same with great effect.
    In other words, they do have the abilities to retaliate with surgical precision, and will do so if they or any of their family members are harmed, harassed, bullied or threatened
    .These are the people that the gangs do NOT want to offend, assault or piss-off!!!!!!!!!!
    The Combat Veterans have many types of personalities who were specialised, ie Snipers, BTL Recon, Combat Engineers, and Special Ops. They have operated in extensive combat environments, for prolonged periods, and have the resolve to remove threats from themselves, their families and their towns if need be.
    Governments usually tolerate the gangs, as the governments of the world use the same to do their dirty work.
    The gangland economies keep many poorer nations afloat with their wealth and monetary gain, so there has never been any real effort to do away with the gangs anywhere in the world.
    It will be the ‘same old- same old’ until the wrong person, family, or business gets targeted that has ties to the CCV’s (Consolidated Combat Veterans). &, the Veterans will not hesitate to use firearms in self-defence or to go after those who harm them or their family members.
    The advice to the gangs- behave, cease and desist retalitory behaviours, and leave people alone despite whatever colour their clothes may be!!!

  3. Amythyst, what a pathetic letter.
    YOU chose your squeeze.
    YOU chose to have children with a mobster.
    YOU chose the life you embarked on.
    YOU chose to place your children in danger.
    Grow up!

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