Kiwi’s seem to be having a problem with prostitution at present. It is not that they are in short supply, nor are the customers dissatisfied; but apparently they are playing havoc with the street signs by using them as a soliciting aid. It seems that they are rather strong and robust girls, and when they use the street signs for pole dancing they tend to bend, buckle and break them:
Dozens of traffic signs have been destroyed by prostitutes performing pole-dances in the street to attract clients, officials in New Zealand's biggest city have revealed.It always seems to be the way whenever there is a real or perceived problem for people to seek solace in regulation. All they really need is stronger poles for their street signage. Or, maybe have some strong 'No pole dancing' signs.
More than 40 poles have been bent, buckled or broken in the past 18 months in one area of south Auckland, New Zealand, it is claimed. The signs, bearing legally required notices such as parking restrictions, are thought to have cost ratepayers thousands of dollars to replace.
"Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles," said Donna Lee, an elected member of the city council's Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board. "The poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them.
"Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people.”
The revelation emerged as the community board published a tell-all booklet detailing frustrations of residents and businesses struggling to cope with the rampant sex trade on their doorstep. Part of the area Ms Lee represents is Hunter's Corner, which has become notorious as a meeting place for prostitutes and their customers.
Bernie Taylor, a local resident, said: "We had a parcel delivered to us recently and the address was 'Hooker's Corner' and it found its way to us with no problems whatsoever.” Locals turned out with placards to welcome publication of the community board's report, which calls on parliament in Wellington to give Auckland Council powers to ban sex workers from certain areas of the city. …
… New Zealand has some of the most liberal prostitution laws in the world after the sex trade was decriminalised by the previous Labour government in 2003.