Neighbour’s complaint shuts down brothel. NZ Herald Thursday 3 June 2010
A Mt Albert resident’s complaint about “strange men knocking at his door” has led to Auckland City Council using a technical clause in planning rules to shut down a brothel in a residential street….
Mr Bindon complained to Auckland City Council, and now the manager of the house has been given three weeks to shut the place down.
In April, an application for a brothel licence for a proposed “love motel” on Auckland’s North Shore was rejected after complaints from residents.
In the same month, the opening of a brothel across the road from a school in West Auckland provoked outrage. Waitakere MP Paula Bennett promised to see if anything could be done to remove the premises.