This headline caught his eye.
Bats and fence paling used in Otara brawl
Reminds me of an incident some years ago in April wherein a group of Samoans beset a young Tongan sitting on a bench in Otara shopping centre. They hacked him to death with machetes and cane knives. (Today's PI yoof are of a gentler bent. They've learned the difference between tazers and guns.)
The next day, graffiti'd along a prominent wall, one could read the yuletide message:-
"Only 228 chopping days to Christmas."