Ex-cop Cam Stokes knows gangs. His explosive novel takes you inside an outlaw motorcycle gang, the Devils M.C.

Gang prospect Rotten craves respect and power. He wants his patch so badly he'll do anything for it. But before he's accepted, Rotten must prove himself to the gang.

Rotten's got problems. The cops are on his tail. He's struggling to control his violent temper, and his growing reliance on P is threatening to ruin everything.

And all this is happening, here, now.

The Devils Are Here was released in September 2008 and spent four weeks in the top five for New Zealand fiction.

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I’m Cam Stokes, the author of “The Devils Are Here”. I’ve specialised in the gang field since 1987. I was a cop for 18 years (1985 to 2003) and ended up as the Detective Sergeant in charge of the Auckland Motorcycle Gang Unit.

Gangs cause wide-spread harm in our communities. Wherever there are gangs, there are victims. Gang members are involved in a wide range of crimes but drug dealing and violence are their core business. Gangs dominate our methamphetamine market and they maintain their position at the top of our underworld by violence, threats and intimidation. It’s no exaggeration to say that many of our worst criminals are gang members.

New Zealand has a population of just over 4 million people which includes about 3000 gang members. We’ve got about 20 outlaw motorcycle gangs and as well as “ethnic” gangs (such as the Black Power and the Mongrel Mob) whose members are predominately Maori or Polynesian.

I left the police with a fair amount of knowledge about gangs and rather than let this go to waste I put this site together to provide you with factual information about the New Zealand gangscene.


This site was updated in May 2018 and now includes…

  • Two new Hells Angel Chapters ("South Auckland" and "Quake City" in Christchurch).

  • Updated chapter information on the Hells Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, Mongols and Rebels throughout the world.

  • New photos added to the “Gang Photos” page.

Thanks to everyone who’s sent me photos and updates on what’s happening out there.



A look inside the best-selling novel about a New Zealand motorcycle gang

A brief history of outlaw motorcycle gangs including a profile on the Hells Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, Mongols, and the Rebels.

An explanation of how gangs are organised and positions within a gang.

A description of the parts of a gang patch amd photos of New Zealand gang patches.

Photos from the New Zealand gang scene.

Frequently asked questions about gangs.

Advice to help you keep your children safe from involvement in youth-gangs.

Information about Methamphetamine in New Zealand.

Iniformation about New Zealand Meth Labs.

Contact details.


There’s been plenty of books written about gangs and some are better than others. The books mentioned on this site are ones that I think offer some insights into the gang world.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this site. If you find any inaccuracies or anything causing concern please contact me.

Most gangs take exception to being called a “gang” and prefer to use the name “club”. On this site, the words "gang" and "club" mean the same thing.

Criminal gangs are in every country in the world in some form or another. Please don’t be put off by any of the information on this website! New Zealand is a brilliant country that is safe to visit.


I’ve recently updated the photos page. I’m interested in preserving New Zealand’s gang history so if anyone has got any suitable photos of the good old days, please flick me a copy (either electronically or hardcopy).

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