Judge whose pictures were posted on web site without permission under investigation

Naked judge investigated

The complaint is that the images of the district court judge adversely affect the standing of the judiciary and undermine public confidence “especially in the hearing of sex crimes, public indecency cases and the exposure of minors to pornography”.

The full-frontal nude pictures were publicly accessible on the Pineglades Naturist Club website. In one, the judge was posing on a lawn. In another he was playing petanque.

They were removed after inquiries from this newspaper and Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue said they were posted without the judge’s knowledge.

The Herald on Sunday has chosen not to name the judge.

The judge told the Herald on Sunday this week that he “understands the interest, given

Source: New Zealand Herald

Curator’s note: Furhter proof that it is too simplistic to just say everyone should be open about clothes free living. Each person’s circumstance is different as are the consequences of openly expressing clothes free life.

Photo of Naturist Judge brings more scrutiny  

Naked Judge – Right or Wrong – You be the Judge

“Ok… Nudist camps are fine if you are into it… But a judge at a nudist camp! If you were a paedophile you would hope you got that judge!”

Pictures of a naked Judge at a nudist camp have resulted in public outrage and a call for the Judges actions to be investigated.

The pictures show the Judge in full-frontal nudity have resulted in the Sensible Sentencing Trust being asked to lay an official complaint with the Judicial Complaints Commissioner.
Trust founder, Garth McVicar said the photos which were apparently used to promote the Pineglades nudist club had now been taken down had resulted in numerous calls and emails asking the Trust to consider laying a complaint with the Judges watch-dog.

Source: Scoop Politics

New Zealand broadcaster reveals he is nudist calls on judge to do the same

Paul Henry uncovers his nudist ways

During a feedback segment on Tuesday’s show one audience member wrote in suggesting Henry tell the public why he was so passionate about the subject.

“I’m actually not passionate about it, in fact, I’m exactly the opposite,” Henry said before announcing he was a nudist.

“We know that people have huge hang-ups on nudity,” he said.

“And for me it’s no big deal, is it? It’s no big deal at all.”

Another commenter said judges needed to be transparent and should avoid situations where they left themselves vulnerable to blackmail.

“If he is a nudist, who cares, be proud of who he is. It has no reflection or consequence on how he holds up the law,” the audience member said.

Paul Henry agreed with this statement.

“I think it does a disservice to nudists that he’s hiding behind it.

“He’s been caught out, but caught out for doing nothing illegal, it’s just the way he leads his life. Just tell us who you are, judge.”

Source: The Stuff Co NZ

Naturist judges photos allegedly posted online without permission

Naturist judge’s naked photos posted online

Photographs of a judge posing in the buff on a nudist club’s website have been removed after media enquiries this week.

Photographs of a judge posing in the buff on a nudist club’s website have been removed after media enquiries this week.

The Herald on Sunday reported the pictures showed full-frontal nudity of the judge and it was not clear how long they had been online.

According to the Herald, the images were used to promote the Pineglades Naturist Club in Christchurch without the judge’s knowledge.;

Source: stuff.co.nz

Curator’s note: maintaining individual privacy is an ongoing conundrum for clothes free community.

New Zealand Clothing Optional Resort removes pictures used without permission

Naked judge photos removed from website

Pictures of a naked judge apparently holidaying at a nudist camp were used to promote the resort without the judge’s knowledge.

The pictures showing full-frontal nudity were posted on a public gallery of images advertising Pineglades Naturist Club.

In one, the judge was posing on a grass lawn. In another he was playing petanque.

The Herald on Sunday has chosen not to name the judge. The pictures were removed after inquiries from this newspaper.

“An image of [the judge] posted to a website without his knowledge has just been brought to my attention,” said Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue.

Source:  New Zealand Herald

Growing tolerance for public nudity in New Zealand

Nude jogger ruling sign of growing tolerance

“What it points to is the growing tolerance in New Zealand of diverse lifestyles and freedom of expression,” he said.

“The judge pointed out that Mr Pointon was going out of his way to be away from most people and was being sensitive to their needs. There was no element of exhibitionism. He was 20km away from a built-up area.”

Bott said he did not believe the case would lead to widespread nudity.