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NZ Herald: A new life carved out

Whatawhata-based artist Bino Smith has lived a wild life, from being a patched Mongrel Mob member for 11 years, to working on the sets of Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, developing a friendship with Sir Peter Jackson along the way. Now, the Maori-Croatian artist is living a quieter life, concentrating on his…

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Stuff: The Mongrel Mob-ster

The Mongrel Mob-ster who worked for Peter Jackson Bino Smith can always tell when people are distracted by the bulldog on the back of his hand. And he’s not ashamed of it – the infamous Mongrel Mob insignia is one of his designs after all. Just as well too. Despite failing high school, twice, the…

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