Sadly, we are starting to see more men falsely claim rape. I don't know (hopefully one of our readers can better inform us) if New Zeland has a Compensation scheme such as the U.K. does, and if that is a factor.
A 22 year old vineyard worker called 111 and claimed he had been raped. Police responding found him on the Picton foreshore, drunk, and with a cannabis pipe and a knife.
Blenheim police Constable, Michelle Stagg the Marlborough Express the man would appear in Blenheim District Court today. He is charged with possession of a cannabis pipe, possession of a knife in a public place, breaching the liquor ban, and misuse of a telephone.
Comment: It's interesting that he isn't charged with something akin to filing a false police report.