The Prostitution Reform Act was passed on 25 June 2003. The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective pushed to have these new laws, and designed the new laws over time with input from very many sex workers. The original Bill was changed as it went through a three year Parliamentary debate. As a result,…
More on the awesomeness that is decriminalization in New Zealand
ETA: Obviously this is far from perfect, and as OP acknowledges, “we didn’t get all that we wanted.” But it is by far the best legal framework for those in the sex industry and worth reading and discussing.