By Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia
- A brawl broke out at a Pak’n Save supermarket in Napier, New Zealand, Tuesday
- Mongrel Mob and Black Power bikies were fighting over the ‘last bag of chicken’
- New Zealand is moving to a near-complete lockdown to contain COVID-19
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Two bikie members were seen brawling over the remaining pack of chicken as they rushed to stockpile on goods at a New Zealand supermarket.
The ugly scenes unfolded at a Pak’n Save in Napier, in the North Island, on Tuesday as the country moves to a near-complete lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Police were called to the grocery store around 11.30am after members of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs reportedly got into a fight in the middle of the grocery store.
The fight was broken up once officers arrived, and there were no injuries or arrests reported, according to the NZ Herald.
One shopper took to social media to criticise the rowdy customers over their behaviour.
‘At Pak’n Save trying to get some food to stock up as we all are and the gangs want to start fighting over the last bag of f***ing chicken,’ the person said.
‘Everyone is trying to get food, everyone is worried, everyone is stressed, that does not mean we need to act like animals.’
Panic buying has been seen at supermarkets around the world with anxious shoppers clearing out shelves in fear of a prolonged lockdown.
New Zealand is heading towards a near-full lockdown as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern aims to seize on a ‘window of opportunity’ to contain coronavirus in the country.
Ms Ardern’s announcement came as New Zealand confirmed a jump of 36 positive tests for the virus in the 24 hours since Sunday, including the first two cases of community transmission.
New Zealand has recorded 102 cases, but so far no deaths, of COVID-19.
By comparison, Australia has recorded more than 2,000 cases.