Posts Tagged ‘Brothel’

“Ethical” brothel struggles to find staff

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The owner of Whangarei’s new ethical brothel has hit out at Work and Income New Zealand for blocking her efforts to find would-be sex workers from the ranks of the unemployed. Antonia Murphy who opened The Bach, in Whangarei, four months ago asked if  it was morally better to sell 40-plus hours a week of Read more

Brothel raiding nuns more effective with priests

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Nuns in India want priests and bishops to join them raiding Kolkata’s brothels. The call comes from Sr Sharmi D’Souza, a member of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, who says the nuns will be more effective supported by their pastors. As well as the lack of priests, the nuns are also disappointed that some Indian police refuse Read more

A nun in the brothels

Friday, December 5th, 2014

It’s Saturday afternoon and in an unmarked police car in central London a burly policeman is accompanied by a tiny, bird-like nun. A raid is about to take place on a brothel whose inhabitants, the police believe, include women who have been trafficked into Britain from eastern Europe. The nun is an integral part of Read more

Chow Brothers’ plans for Auckland brothel dropped

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Strip club owners the Chow brothers have dropped plans for a controversial, central-city, 15-floor super-brothel, in a last-minute backdown welcomed by opponents of Auckland’s burgeoning flesh trade. John Chow said a bruising liquor licensing battle had exhausted the brothers’ patience. “I think with the new liquor licence and the law change, we will be looking Read more

‘Mega brothel’ has industry support

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Auckland city brothels aren’t worried that a new ‘mega-brothel’ in town will affect their business, but they are calling for private prostitutes to be made illegal. One central city brothel, One33 Vincent, believes that the approval for a 15 storey ‘sex hotel’ is positive and they don’t believe they will lose clients as a result. Read more

Bishop Dunn lodges objection against brothel

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Bishop Patrick Dunn is joining heritage advocate Allan Matson and SkyCity, among others, in objecting to the proposed development of a high-rise brothel. A public hearing is taking place as part of the Auckland City Council consent process. The brothel is being built by Wellington brothers, John and Michael Chow in Victoria St, opposite the Read more

Public urged to give input on Auckland high-rise brothel

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Public comment is being sought on a bid to build a 15-storey building, including a brothel, on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel, in Victoria St.

This follows a decision by Auckland Council’s hearings committee to rescind its December decision to have an independent commissioner decide whether the public should have a say.

Opponents include Auckland’s  Bishop Pat Dunn.

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Parliament to consider change to street prostitution laws

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A bill that will change street prostitution laws to allow Auckland Council to ban street prostitution in specific places is to be considered by the local government select committee. Other city councils including Christchurch are expected to show interest and may seek to have the same powers applied generally. An earlier 2005 bill, relating to Read more