The Rebels motorbike gang
are accused of disrupting a second Anzac Day
dawn service by revving their motorbikes.
The gang are already under
the pump, after turning up late to dawn
service in Waiouru, then roaring off during
the Last Post.
Now a Taihape resident
said; "I presume it was the same group of
the rebels that rode through the Taihape
dawn parade revving there bikes and being
A second local source said
the dawn service at the Taihape War Memorial
was disrupted by motorcycles.
Taihape and Waiouru are
about a 20 minute drive apart.
The Rebels' actions at Waiouru
were labelled as "disgusting" by a
Merna Brotherston was at
Saturday's dawn service at Waiouru with her
daughter and two grandsons when member of
the Rebels Motorcycle Gang arrived late.
"A lot of people were
quite disgusted, but they couldn't do
anything about it because the service was
Their anger was compounded
when the gang left in the middle of the Last
Post, drowning the bugle notes out as they
roared off down the road.
"I thought it was
disgusting. What a complete lack of
respect," Brotherston said.
The small central North
Island township of Waiouru is home to huge
military training area.
The army base had been a
perfect place to witness the dawn parade,
Video shot at the service
confirmed her account of events, with the
Rebels riding off just metres away from a
Charlie said it was clear the revving
engines were not meant as any sort of
"I just thought they were
Andi Brotherston described
the incident as "perhaps the most
disrespectful moment in the history of Anzac
Day," on Twitter.
"People here are so
angry," she said on Saturday.
There were also gang
members at the Auckland dawn service,
however they were well behaved.
The Rebels' motto is
"Respect Few Fear None."