News Reports on Santas in Auckland, New Zealand
Just because criminals use ski-masks (or Santa suits in this case) doesn’t mean everyone wearing a ski mask is a criminal. We (the maintainers of santarchy.com) haven’t been in a red suit since 1998. We’re retired. Out of control Santas’s in your town? Blame society. We did this event to have fun and toy with the goofy cultural archetypes represented in X-mas imagery. Is this a political Statement? Not on your life. If a bunch of Frat Dorks use this idea & imagery to terrorize their town — it’s not our business. News reports notwithstanding, the truth as to motives and even actual incidents is rarely presented in these often exaggerated press accounts. Santa should spread good cheer. If he doesn’t, spank him! Or send him to jail!
– Santa Melmoth & Santa Squid
UPDATE 1: The Radio New Zealand interview is now online
UPDATE 2: STUFF article on Auckland Santas has more accurate reporting
6 Replies to “New Zealand Santa’s (allegedly) Run Amok!”
Hello from Auckland, New Zealand, the international home of Santarchy!!!
Despite the moodiness on national radio over here, I assume you lot are stoked at the free publicity!
Santarchy in Auckland has been going for 6 years over here, and rather than being clueness idiots, we are hunky and sensible and it was more a case of a few bad eggs poisoning the eggnog…
There was some major misreporting and chinese whispers. Breaking bottles and urinating under a bridge, became throwing rocks at buses and urinating on cars from an overpass.
The ‘organisers’ as they were, saw little in the way of crime other than one santa attempting to board a foreign vessel by scaling 20 metres along a rope 60 feet in the air. The difficulty and motor skills involved in this task alone should be a defense in itself of being “drunk” and “disorderly”.
We expect to be fully vindicated by a documentary screening on Sky One in New Zealand on Christmas Eve.
We would certainly appreciate a little more unity and understanding between Santas and ask not to be judged on the behaviour of a few.
Lots of love,
How do you blame a Santa that has said good bye to his feet forever ! Not to mention other anatomical parts.
I say to hell with those critical of St Nick so stay clear old Santa Booze or pay the price !
Right on! Well said. I was infuriated when I read the news blip in today’s Austin American-Statesman about how it’s an anti-commercialism statement. ARGH.
Glad you guys put this up.
So what is the message or bottom line here???
I only have one word to describe you!! Criminals
So, your idea of mockery is smashing private property and harassing passers by? Next time you have a Santarchy why don’t you burn some cars, beat any immigrants you bump into as well as smash all bus stations in the main streets??? That’s even funnier, ah???
You should all rot in a cell if you get caught. But then you would whine about “intolerant society” !!!
The santas in Auckland is really just an excuse for drunken yobs to dress up anonymously and get in trouble. last year about 40 of them brawled each other on one of the main streets…it’s pretty ugly really
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