City sex bylaw fight reignites

Waikato Times 06 April 2009

Hamilton’s sex-in-the-suburbs stoush looks set for another round. The city council’s 2004 prostitution bylaw is up for review and will go out for public consultation following a full council meeting this week. Sex workers and some advocacy groups want the bylaw abolished because they say it forces the industry underground and makes for an unsafe working environment. But opponents want the tough rules, which ban sex workers and brothels from operating in residential areas, to stay put and thinking the bylaw is doing a good job.