NZ Herald Apr 27, 2010
A west Auckland intermediate school is outraged it can do nothing about a brothel which has opened across the road where parents drop off and pick up their children. The brothel in Lincoln Rd, Henderson, opened a fortnight ago directly opposite the Henderson Intermediate School and the school’s trust board chairman, Ron Crawford, said cars were already bringing clients day and night for sex sessions. The school has 500 students aged 10 to 12 who used the school’s front entrance directly across the road from the new brothel. Mr Crawford said the board was not notified the brothel was opening and when they protested to Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey, they were told there was little if anything they could do under new legislation allowing brothels to open.
Christian lobby group Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the opening of the brothel highlighted the flaws in the prostitution law and its failure to protect families. “Most of us would not want to see brothels established in residential areas or adjacent to preschools or schools’. It’s time for the Government to amend the law in the interests of families,” he said
LISTEN Bob McCoskrie talks to Newstalk ZB’s Larry Williams (28/4/10)
Bylaw option to control brothels
NZ Herald 29 Apr 2010
The Waitakere City Council has been accused of misleading concerned parents by saying it can’t do anything about a brothel which opened directly across the road from a school, a church and several childcare facilities. ..However, following publicity about the case, other councils contacted Mr Crawford to say that Waitakere is not powerless, and bylaws can be put in place.