A member of the world’s southernmost nudist club wishes she could be naked all the time.
Alison Bennett is among 28 members of Southern Naturally, which is near the western Southland town of Otautau.
“All my life I’ve been a naturist … I love it,” she says.
“It’s a bugger when you’ve got to put your clothes on to go to town.”
Southern Naturally is the only nudist club in Southland and was formed 40 years ago.
Bennett, 52, said It was not compulsory to strip during visits.
“When people come out we don’t tell them to get their gear off … you can wear clothing if you want.”
The club’s members, including eight from Dunedin, range in age from 30 to 82 and are mostly retired. When Bennett joined 14 years ago there were only eight members.
Original publication 25 October, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 13th November 2019
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