‘All streakers should be charged the same’

NZ Herald 8 September 2014
Sports fans planning to streak at games have been warned a no tolerance approach will be taken in the future, following backlash over the decision not to charge a woman who streaked at Saturday’s All Blacks match.

The harsher line from police comes after two of New Zealand’s infamous streakers hit out at the decision to let Rose Kupa, 25, off with a warning, saying it was inconsistent and unfair.

The 25-year-old delivery driver ran naked across the field in the second half of the Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Napier.

The Flaxmere woman escaped with a pre-charge warning by police, and was trespassed from McLean Park for two years.

Family First said the decision not to prosecute Ms Kupa “sends a dangerous message to copycats who also want their minute of fame”.

A letter would be sent to Police Minister Anne Tolley asking her to review the decision, national director Bob McCoskrie said.