(NZHERALD) — The lawyer for a man cleared of charges for jogging in the nude says the case is proof of New Zealand’s growing tolerance.

Andrew Lyall Pointon, 47, was out jogging in just a pair of shoes when he was seen by a woman at 8.30am in a forest near Tauranga in August last year.

She complained to police and Mr Pointon was arrested three days later as he completed another naked run in the forest near the Oropi Bike Park.

He was charged with offensive behaviour and found guilty in Tauranga District Court last December.

An appeal was thrown out in June, but a second appeal was yesterday upheld by Justice Paul Heath in the High Court at Tauranga.

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