Tougher rules needed for street prostitutes 3 September 2013
OPINION:    Jonathan and his young family no longer use the front rooms of their house after dark.

They have been forced to confine themselves to the back half of their home because of the loud, offensive and explicit activity that pollutes the front of their Manchester St property, night after night.

In the morning, their front garden and driveway often resembles a dumping ground, of bodily fluids, faeces, food wrappers and other filth.

So, despite the hapless endeavours of  police and the Christchurch City Council to encourage the street prostitutes to stay out of Manchester St’s northern residential end, the problem persists.

Over the weekend, I checked out the street trade – not in search of a pickup, but a perve.