NZ Herald 21 Nov 2012
A South Auckland prostitution spot has become embroiled in turf battles between local workers and those travelling from as far as Christchurch and Tokoroa to earn up to $1000 a night, says a crime prevention officer. The out-of-town sex workers sometimes make up half the 30 or so working in and around Hunters Corner in Papatoetoe, with their presence leading to fighting and increased hostility. Community worker Kehi Moana Fameitau said he had noticed the increase in his role as a local crime prevention officer. “They have some from Christchurch, Tokoroa, Hamilton and Tauranga. From Christchurch there must be six of them and Hamilton they have [at least] five men, fa’afafine.” The behaviour had become so brazen they often walked up to cars and propositioned men, despite them being with their families. Mr Fameitau said the local prostitutes were not happy about the intrusion and were clashing with the out-of-towners. “There was a big fight last Saturday between the girls and the fa’afafine. Six men and four ladies were fighting.” He claimed prostitutes could earn up to $1000 in a day thanks to a steady supply of customers.
….Children on their way to school were being exposed to prostitutes waiting in bus stops wearing g-strings,”and they can see everything”.