Mongrel Mob member, Putahi Kani, is spearheading a campaign encouraging people to eat healthy instead of turning to meth.
“I seen all these kai pages and seen the majority of Pacific Islanders and Maori stuffing their faces with takeaways and all that, so I thought ‘Hey why can’t we stuff our faces with normal kai, something healthy.’,” Mr Kani told TVNZ1's Te Karere.
He’s admin for the popular ‘Heils Kitchen’ Facebook page which encourages one and all to choose a healthier food option and sends out positive community messages.
“People know us, they know who are and I think they're entertained by the Mongrel Mob doing positive stuff.”
Some of the groups online cooking videos have gone viral on Facebook, and the page has over 60,000 followers.
“Heils Kitchen is the best kitchen in the nation, trying to fight obesity and diabetes just in that little way, getting our whānau to cook at home and stay away from those takeaways.”
The majority of the time the Mongrel Mob are thrown under a negative spotlight, but Mr Kani is trying to break the stereotype.
He’s cooking healthy meals for friends and family in a P-free house, saying he "can’t get down with that [P]", and he hopes his #fryyourfoodnotyourself campaign will encourage others to steer clear of the destructive drug.
“What I thought was if you’re not cooking at home, you’re probable cooking yourself. I was just saying that, so it can get through to some of the people who don’t want to listen.”
He says he's inspired his fellow Mongrel Mob friends to make lifestyle changes and he's also just printed off merchandise to sell to people.