NZ First Leader Winston Peters has labelled Auckland “the supercity of sin”, highlighting its flourishing prostitution industry and “that scurrilous magazine Truth” with its many advertising links to the trafficking of sex workers.
“The Hong Kong born Chow brothers are thoughtfully providing a 15-storey brothel, in what used to be an historic building, just across the road from the casino in the heart of Auckland,” Peters said.
“And thanks to our generous student and worker visa schemes the Chow brothers will be able to provide genuine home-grown sex workers for the visitors if that’s what they want.”
He said “that scurrilous magazine Truth” was “chocker with sex ads” most based in Auckland. Many of the advertisements “in reality represent people trafficking”.
“The seven deadly sins were alive and well in Auckland and the city was being trashed economically, socially, physically and ethically,” he said.
For full story by Vernon Small go to:
Peters: Immigrants, brothels and sin city
Published 24 May 2013
Notes on Truth magazine:
On 25 February 2011 Truth Publications Ltd, formerly directed by Dermott Mallet and John Andrew Pin, was struck off the Register of Companies. It had earlier been put into liquidation on 21 October 2009 owing $622,000 to creditors, according to the Liquidator’s reports. Dermott Malley and John Pin were both directors and indirect shareholders in Truth Publications Ltd.
The scurrilous tabloid “NZ Truth”, which the failed company had published, made much of its money through advertising Adult Services (prostitution etc) and marketing hardcore porn linked to Steve Crow’s porn companies.
On 21 March 2011 the domain name NZXESCORTS.CO.NZ was registered with the New Zealand Domain Name Commission (DNC) by Dermott Malley. The registrant name was recorded as “Truth Publications Ltd” and Mr Malley recorded his name and the defunct company’s email as “registrant contact” and “administrative contact”. In early June 2011 the DNC was alerted to these false entries and the registrant was changed to Truth Weekender Ltd, with sole director Dermott Malley (contact details were corrected to comply with the law).
The registrant for the domain name NZESCORTS.CO.NZ and truth.co.nz is now Truth Media Network, P.O. Box 204367 Highbrook, Auckland 2161.
It would appear that the “scurrilous magazine Truth” continues to be closely linked to the prostitution industry, Dermott Malley, Steve Crow and his brother David Crow.
On 5 June 2011 The NZ Herald reported that Steve Crow, a banned company director, had announced a new business venture NZX Escorts.
“One week after pleading guilty to directing a company while banned, porn magnate Steve Crow has announced a new business venture. …
“He maintained his involvement as a “marketing consultant” in the new venture did not contravene his director ban. “I’m not running it. David Crow my brother is. He’s the CEO.”