NZ Herald 28 Sep 2011
A couple expecting their first baby say they’ve had it with the disgusting behaviour of prostitutes working the streets in their neighbourhood because their usual beats are inside the Christchurch red zone. The closure of the central city area after the February earthquake has pushed prostitutes to work residential streets, they say. The family, who live north of Bealey Ave on the fringe of the inner city area, say they have to live in the back half of their house because they are too scared and disturbed by the business on the street. Husband Jonathan, who did not want to give his surname, said he had to listen to street noise and has heard men discussing “who gets to go first”.
…Family First NZ director Bob McCoskrie said it was unacceptable for families to have to deal with this type of “trauma” and called for a ban on residential brothels and street prostitution.
Police defend approach to prostitution
Otago Daily Times 28 Sep 2011
Police are defending their approach to dealing with prostitution in Christchurch after a family complained that their street had been taken over by sex workers whose usual beats were cordoned off after February’s earthquake.
Couples home now in red-light zone
Christchurch Press 30 Sep 2011
A Christchurch family have been forced to live at the back of their home by “noisy and intimidating” prostitutes working on their residential street since February. The city’s red-light zone has moved north of Bealey Ave since the February 22 quake after the original area was cordoned in the red zone. Jonathan Prangell said he and his pregnant wife had found themselves living in the middle of a red-light zone.