Porn king vows ‘I’ll be back’

Auckland City Harbour News 20 March 2009

The organiser of Auckland’s controversial Boobs on Bikes parade is determined the event will go ahead in September, despite new moves to stop it. The Auckland City Council wants a legislative change to allow local authorities to refuse permission for events like the parade and is looking at ways to amend its public places bylaw. Pornographer Steve Crow says whatever the outcome, it won’t stop the parade. “My attitude is whatever they are trying to do is obviously a direct attack on the Bill of Rights. I’m not going to take any notice whatsoever of whatever they dream up next.”

The council took the case to the Auckland District Court last year in a bid to stop Boobs on Bikes, but Judge Nicola Mathers ruled it was not unlawful for women to walk down the street topless. Mr Crow says he will proceed under the Bill of Rights and if he is arrested, the council will have a “High Court fight on its hands”. The council was planning to seek a declaratory judgement from the High Court, but voted to abandon the plan at last week’s city development committee meeting. Instead, councillors voted to write to the local government minister to seek a legislative change and look into ways of changing its bylaw.
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