No large brothels for Lyttelton – panel

Christchurch Press 26 Feb 2013
Lyttelton will stay free of large brothels, a Christchurch City Council panel decided yesterday. The panel, tasked with deciding where brothels should be allowed to  operate,  ruled in September that large commercial brothels should be  banned from all parts of the historic port town. It made its decision  after hearing submissions from the public on the council’s proposed brothels bylaw. As initially proposed by the council, the bylaw would allow brothels in the commercial area of Lyttelton. However, many Lyttelton residents voiced their opposition during the public consultation period. At the time Lyttelton Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button argued against  changing the proposed bylaw because she was worried if there was no  provision for brothels to be set up in Lyttelton’s commercial zone,  commercial sex services would end up being provided in the  residential  area. She was outvoted four to one.