Police will be monitoring a biker gang holding a poker run in the North Island today.
The Rebel Motorcycle Club has been trying to break into New Zealand from its stronghold in Australia.
Whangarei is one of the places where police are tracking the gang's movements.
It is feared today's poker run, in which the bikers draw a playing card at set checkpoints, from Whangarei to Paihia and back could double up as a recruitment drive.
Earlier this year police said they were cracking down on the gang.
In an incident at Auckland Airport an Australian Rebels member was turned away upon arrival.
Police said the gang had been involved in serious violence as well as drug manufacturing and trafficking in Australia.