Women voted for the first time in the election held on 28 November 1893 (elections for the Māori electorates were held on 20 December).In 1893, Elizabeth Yates also became Mayor of Onehunga, the first time such a post had been held by a woman anywhere in the British Empire.Nevertheless, police continued to raid brothels, streets, and private residences of sex workers right up to the day before the Prostitution Reform Bill was passed by Parliament.Along with food, water and timber, sex was one of the major commodities exchanged for European goods.This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code.Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers.While not quite my favourite (that honour is reserved for the classic “She doesn’t even go here!
Workers in the parlours were also required to provide their names and addresses to the police.
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The decriminalisation of brothels, escort agencies and soliciting, and the substitution of a minimal regulatory model created worldwide interest; New Zealand prostitution laws are now some of the most liberal in the world (see also Prostitution and the law).
Although prior to 2003, New Zealand had several laws meant to suppress prostitution, during the last decades of the 20th century, there had been a high degree of toleration of sex work in practice.