Shadow Footprints

Wanderings in Virtu and Verity.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

'Just off to the sex shop dear'

Under Auckland City Council's draft bylaws supermarkets, video stores could be 'sex shops'. Every supermarket, pharmacy and video store in Auckland city is potentially an adult sex shop and could be closed down.

Supermarkets and pharmacies could be defined as adult sex shops for selling contraceptives and video stores could become adult sex shops for hiring R18 rated movies.

Under new rules to control the sex industry in Auckland city, commercial sex premises are restricted in the central city and banned from residential areas and at ground level.