A jogger has won the right to run naked.

''It is a win for all libertarians and a setback for all conservatives in the country.''

Andrew Lyall Pointon was reported to police and detained for three days when he was spotted jogging in the nude last year near Tauranga, New Zealand, and he was subsequently charged and convicted with offensive behaviour.

But the 47-year-old runner has now successfully appealed the conviction at the Tauranga High Court.

Speaking about his right to run with no clothes on, he told the Dominion Post, saying: ''If it was [offensive] then God wouldn't have given us genitals.

''It is a win for all libertarians and a setback for all conservatives in the country.''