In decriminalising sex work, the Act largely removed sex work from criminal legal frameworks and recognised sex work as a legitimate occupation, subject to industrial regulations.
In 1991, police were raiding massage parlours and arresting sex workers on the street...
In 1988, the New Zealand Ministry of Health contracted NZPC to provide a range of services to sex workers, focused on HIV/AIDS prevention.
People started to talk about us as if we were a force to be reckoned with. This is really when we realised we were becoming an organisation.