Girls as young as 13 are working as prostitutes in the area of South Auckland, according to a member of parliament. The MP stated in a radio interview that she has interviewed Pacific Island girls who have stated that they make up to $496 to $662 (600 to 800 New Zealand Dollars) a night.
The young girls stated that they can work only several days a week and find the sex trade more lucrative than school or regular jobs. The MP stated that some of the children working as prostitutes have run away from home.
Source: “Young Pacific Island girls working as prostitutes in New Zealand,” Radio Australia, September 28, 2013.