Vote due on Central Otago brothels

NZ Herald Oct 6, 2010
A draft bylaw to create red-light districts in the Queenstown and Wanaka town centres goes to the vote today. The proposal follows a Queenstown Lakes District Council review of an existing bylaw that banned brothels in the popular resort towns, the Southland Times reported. The review found the ban could be contrary to the intention of the Prostitution Reform Act, which decriminalised sex work in 2003, and failing to act could risk an expensive judicial review. The draft bylaw would permit brothels in the lakefront town centres, with some restrictions on signage and location.