Family First NZ is congratulating the residents of Puriri Ave in Greenlane, Auckland for successfully getting a residential brothel evicted from their street.
In a letter received by residents from the Mayor of Auckland John Banks, the Council has serviced an Abatement Notice on the offending brothel, and has asked the residents to monitor any further illegal activity.
“The residents had had a gutsful of traffic, unsavoury activity and undesirable characters, and were concerned for the safety of families and children,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“Several elderly widowers and young families live in the area. One neighbour living alone was terrified each night hearing people coming and going outside their bedroom window and asked the neighbours to take action on her behalf.”
“Several other residents who have young families and children had to walk past the house to and from school each day and were concerned their children were being put at risk being exposed to ‘undesirable characters’. One resident complained of having a ‘customer’ knock on their door looking for the brothel.”
“The recent opposition to this brothel and other residential brothels in Greenlane, Albany, Mt Victoria in Wellington, concerns about a sex parlour operating in the same building as a preschool in Wellington, ‘vigilante justice’ against street prostitution in Papatoetoe, attempts by Manukau City Council to tackle the problems of street prostitution in Papatoetoe and Manurewa, and opposition to the brothel in the main street of Dannevirke shows that communities are simply not accepting the liberalised and harmful laws.”
“The decriminalisation of prostitution has been a community disaster harming families, businesses, and the welfare of prostitutes caught in the industry. Cities throughout NZ have been trying to deal with the ‘hospital pass’ given by the politicians when they passed this law. The government cannot continue to ignore the public outcry over this flawed law,” says Mr McCoskrie.