Source: Waikato Times print edition
6 September 2010
The Rocky Horror Picture Show creator and former Hamilton resident Richard O'Brien, the inspiration for the city's Riff Raff statue, has been granted residency in New Zealand. Mark Servian - who created the Riff Raff statue - told the Waikato Times today that O'Brien's residency had been confirmed. O'Brien, who has lived in the UK for many years, has been battling to return to New Zealand so he can retire at his Katikati lifestyle block. Mr Servian said it was fantastic news.