Ahi Wi-Hongi is a current sex worker based in New Zealand working with the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective (NZPC) in a Community Liaison role. Ahi is an activist for transgender people’s rights in New Zealand with Gender Minorities Aotearoa. …


Dr Calum Bennachie PhD formerly worked with the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective (NZPC) as Programme and Operations Coordinator. He was a contributor to Taking the Crime Out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers’ Fight for Decriminalisation.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

by Fraser Crichton

Dr Calum Bennachie PhD

“One…


Catherine Healy is the National Coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective (NZPC). Healy, along with members of NZPC, fought for and successfully achieved the decriminalisation of prostitution in New Zealand in 2003.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

by Fraser Crichton

Catherine Healy, National Coordinator NZPC

“We want to be able…


Former New Zealand Police Area Commander Jason Hewett talks about why laws decriminalising sex work in New Zealand have improved the rights of sex workers.

by Fraser Crichton

“We don’t police prostitution in New Zealand. We don’t police mechanics, or builders or plumbers. Prostitution is a lawful activity. We have…


Green Party Aotearoa New Zealand MP Jan Logie talks about why she supports the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act that decriminalised sex work in New Zealand.

by Fraser Crichton

In her maiden speech to the New Zealand parliament in 2012, Green Party MP Jan Logie said proudly, “I stand here today…


Sex workers’ health and safety are significant aspects of the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act but what do health and safety actually entail from a public health perspective?

by Fraser Crichton

The Ministry of Health (New Zealand)’s Information Technology department has the unusual responsibility for relaxing rather than enforcing filters for…


The 2003 Prostitution Reform Act decriminalised sex work in New Zealand. Sex workers, brothel operators and third parties are no longer criminalised and now have equal access to justice, health and employment rights just like anyone else.

by Fraser Crichton

New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective (NZPC) artwork

The voices of New Zealand sex workers might appear as…

Fraser Crichton

Artist examining the power of the state in the context of social reform. frasercrichton.com

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