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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sep 09, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Women's groups in New Zealand are unhappy with the imminent arrival of Hooters, the U.S. restaurant chain known for scantily clad waitresses.

The chain plans to open its first New Zealand restaurant in Auckland early next year, the Wellington Dominion Post reported, expanding to all major cities.

"It just sounds like the blatant sexism of the 1960s that provoked the feminist movement," Sue Kedgeley of the Green Party said. "It's hard to believe this could be a serious move in the 21st century."

A majority of Hooters customers are men.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

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