Story: Sex work

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective premises

The former Wellington premises of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC), seen here in 1988, signals the collective's commitment to safe-sex practices in the array of posters displayed in its window. Inside, pamphlets for sex workers are available and a comfortable couch invites visitors to sit down, talk and relax.

In the sound file, long-time NZPC national co-ordinator Catherine Healy talks about the reasons that a group of current and former sex workers set up the collective in 1987.

Sound file: Catherine Healy, interview by Caren Wilton for oral history project Selling sex: the New Zealand sex industry, 2011

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Jan Jordan, 'Sex work - New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/29374/new-zealand-prostitutes-collective-premises (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Jan Jordan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 May 2018