April 28 2017, updated 9:32am

Effect beyond wolf-whistlers' wildest dreams

Last updated 10:59 22/05/2008

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Some overly appreciative workmen got more than they bargained for in the Far North town of Kerikeri when the woman they wolf-whistled stripped bare to use an ATM.

Police Sergeant Peter Masters said the woman, an Israeli tourist, told police she didn't take kindly to wolf-whistles from workmen involved in work on the town's main street.

Making the most of the balmy late-autumn day, she stripped bare to use the ATM, then put her clothes on again and calmly walked away.

"She said she had thought `bugger them, I'll show them what I've got'."

Mr Masters said the woman said she had been harassed by New Zealand men, and was fed up with it.

"She gave the explanation that she had been. . . pestered by New Zealand men. She's not an unattractive looking lady.

"We treated it as a one-off. She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate in New Zealand," Mr Masters said.

He said the woman was due to leave New Zealand today.

- NZPA

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