Keep brothels away from our homes, says poll

NZ Herald Apr 6, 2011

Prostitution laws should be amended to keep brothels out of residential areas, say two-thirds of New Zealanders surveyed in a new poll. But the poll and its results have angered the national prostitutes collective, which says recriminalising the profession would be unrealistic and unsafe. Out of 1000 people polled last month, 66 per cent thought the law should be amended to ban brothels in residential areas. Twenty-six per cent did not think the law should change, and 8 per cent were unsure. Respondents were also asked whether the law should be amended to ban street prostitution. Fifty per cent said yes, 33 per cent said no, and 17 per cent were unsure. Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie hoped the poll result would give the Government the “green light to get the red light out of residential areas”.
Brothel survey puts pressure on government
April 06, 2011 ONE News Most New Zealanders want brothels banned from residential areas, a new survey has found.