Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa BeachGetty

Councillors discuss nude bathing and ‘meercats’ on Papamoa beach

The practices of nude sunbathing and “meercatting” on a notorious section of Papamoa beach has been discussed in a council meeting this afternoon.

Tauranga City Council’s community and culture committee was considering a reviewed Beaches Bylaw.

Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa BeachGetty
Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa Beach

Staff had elected not to include anything in the bylaw about nudity on the beach, but councillors said it was an issue that residents regularly raised with them.

Mount Maunganui/Papamoa ward councillor Steve Morris said residents had spoken to him about an area of Papamoa Beach which had historically been known for nude sunbathing.

It’s understood the area he was referring to was off Sandhurst Drive. The beach, near the junction of Maranui St and Papamoa Beach Rd, has been enjoyed by nudists for decades. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 8 May, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 13th May 2018

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