Rowdy tourists: Woman accused of stealing from petrol station appears in court

A woman accused of stealing sunglasses, rope and energy drinks while on holiday with a group of rowdy tourists has appeared in court.

The 26-year-old is one of a group of around 12 tourists, who say they are from England, that have been causing problems across the North Island.

Incidents first came to light on Sunday after a woman posted video of her confronting the group for littering on Takapuna beach in Auckland's North Shore.

Since then multiple restaurants have come forward alleging the group refused to pay for their food.

The group on Tuesday moved on to Hamilton, where they have been served with a deportation liability notice after an incident at a Te Rapa Burger King on Tuesday.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday evening and appeared in court on Wednesday morning.  She was stood down due to a lack of legal representation.

She will reappear once legal representation has been assigned, which could be as early as later in the day on Wednesday.

Community Magistrate Ngaire Mascelle told the court bail has been opposed.


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