New Zealand's most feared gang operated clubhouses where outsiders daren't go knocking and women were used for one thing only.
The Mongrel Mob is made up by a loose affiliation of independent chapters across the country, embroiled in organised crime and violence for decades.
Times may have changed with women now speaking of improved experiences with gang members, but harrowing stories of yesteryear reveal the grim reality of what was expected of them.
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One such clubhouse which ran no-nonsense rules with regards to a woman's place, was nestled on an unassuming residential street in a suburb of Napier on the east coast of the North Island.
According to Te Ara – The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, gang sex and gang rape of women – known as 'blocking' – was endemic to the Mob's culture until the early 2000s.
Notorious face-tattooed Mongrel, Dennis Makalio told Ross Kemp for his documentary on the gang: "A block is a chick, she knows what the f****** story is if she comes knocking on the door.
"She knows she's coming in there to feed us, to get into position."
Despite the often brutal treatment reported of women in the Mob's clubhouses, Dennis said women kept coming back, describing them as fans.
He added: "They love a dog, we got fan clubs. A fan club is just a whole lot of b*tches that sort of look after a soldier, look after a brother without him getting into any f****** kind of s***.
Their role? to "f*** and leave," Dennis so eloquently put it.
Te Atawhai Te Rangi told New Zealand outlet RNZ how close she came to being set upon by 10 gang members after being attacked in her sleep as a 17-year-old.
She said: "I woke up one morning to a punch in the face and I knew straight away.
"I got dragged out of the room into the sitting room and there was about ten of them all coming in and I though f***, I am going to get raped."
With a mattress thrown on the ground, Te Atawhai was told to wash her face of blood before returning to it. In the bathroom she managed to escape her vile fate.
She added: "And while the tap was on, layers and layers of paint around the windows – I was praying, man – and I got it up and out the window."
The culture has since changed though, Te Atawhai explained gang rape is now unheard of with women treated much better "compared to back in the '60s or '70s where women were treated as chattel."
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