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New Zealand prostitutes bend poles with their bare hands

by | 18th, July 2012

TO New Zealand, where keen Olympians are using street furniture to pole dance on. Reports are that “dozens” of traffic sings and poles have been bent out of shape by women using them as dance partners.

Pole dancing, of course, grew out of the 1980s Handbag Movement, in which legions of women would dance about their handbags in clubs with names like Buzbees, Dicey O’Reilly’s and Boogies Brasserie while they waited for men with rhythm or a bag snatcher. The bags went, replaced by, in turn, traffic cones, men called Gary and finally poles.

The local officials says these pole bending women are prostitutes working the street poles to seduce clients. In just one area of Auckland, more than 40 poles have been bent in the past 18 months. Well, so they say. If you can find usual suspects to blame for vandalism, then go for it.

Says Donna Lee, a member of the city council’s Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board:

“Prostitutes use these street sign poles as dancing poles. The poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them. Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people.” 

As we marvel at the raw pulling power of the Kiwi bird, we learn that the pole bending forms part of the community board’s published report on the area’s sex trade. Ms Lee represents a part of town actually called – get this – Hunter’s Corner (it might be a typo), where the women and their clients meet.

Bernie Taylor, a local resident, is quoted:

“We had a parcel delivered to us recently and the address was ‘Hooker’s Corner’ and it found its way to us with no problems whatsoever.”

Who needs signs when you have the human landmarkers of Punters Corner?  Now, about those too-easy-to-break poles…



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