New Zealand Court OKs 'Boobs on Bikes' Parade

Tod Hunter
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand court has allowed a parade of topless porn stars on motor bikes to proceed on the main street of Auckland, the country's biggest city.

The Auckland City Council, encouraged by conservative group Family First New Zealand, tried to get a court injunction to stop the "Boobs on Bikes" parade, scheduled for Wednesday, saying it breached a bylaw banning offensive public events.

Judge Nicola Mathers said that opponents may find the parade offensive or tasteless but 80,000 people had gathered for a similar event last year, meaning a significant number of people did not agree with the critics, as reported by the New Zealand Press Association.

The parade, featuring leather-clad local and international porn stars, is part of Erotica Lifestyles Expo, which has been an ongoing enterprise since 2003, when the first "Boobs on Bikes" parade took place in Auckland.