Residents are also being subjected to obscene language and human waste or used condoms are often found on footpaths, they say.
The mothers say Papatoetoe used to be a nice town but it’s now getting a bad reputation.
“When we were young that sort of stuff was only going on in the city. There was no legal high shops, no pokies, and no prostitutes,” they say.
The women, who do not want to be named, say both male and female prostitutes can often be seen standing at Hunters Corner and parts of Great South Rd in the mornings.
“What they do at night-time is their business but our children don’t need to see this,” they say