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New Plymouth nude beach walk not a flop

Eileen Saunders and Jas Base enjoy walks along the beach but they’re not romantic – they’re nude.

The pair are part of the Taranaki Naturist Club and spent an overcast Sunday morning taking part in the annual nude beach walk with seven others from the Waiongana Stream to Bell Block.

It’s not a nudist beach, but they had alerted the general public to the fact it was taking pace.

as Base, Eileen Saunders (looking back) and other members of the naturist club walked a stretch of the New Plymouth coast in the nude on Sunday.
Brody Dolan / STUFF Jas Base, Eileen Saunders (looking back) and other members of the naturist club walked a stretch of the New Plymouth coast in the nude on Sunday.

It was the first time Saunders and Base had taken part in the beach walk, and they loved it.

“Once you get your clothes off, you’re all on the same level,” Saunders, who had just a towel wrapped around her neck, said.

Saunders met her husband Ray at a nudist community named Rotota, between Taupō and Rotorua, and he was already part of the Taranaki club, so she joined a few years ago, too.

“I tell you what, it makes washing a whole lot easier.”

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Source: Stuff

Original publication 17 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 4 days ago

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Comment: Nothing wrong – and lots right – with a bit of public nudity

New Zealand, we need to talk.

For such a progressive country – first to split the atom and all that – we’ve still got some pretty archaic views on things.

This week alone, we’ve had headlines about a mum being asked to cover up while breastfeeding her child and a family shocked after spotting a group of naked swimmers in a public reserve.

Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?
123rf Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?

Why are we so hung up on the unclothed human body?

Does any major trauma come from seeing a stranger’s intimate body parts?

If the answer is yes, you’ve really got to start asking yourself why.

The woman who spotted the naked swimmers in Taupō said she was “horrified” at the sight.

We need to get horrified at horrific things – and there’s no shortage of those around. Get horrified about child cancer, sexual abuse, climate change and the threat of deadly pandemics.

Nipples and penises should be the least of your worries right now.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 25 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 24th February 2020

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Eight simple rules for being a woman and wearing clothes in public

In the same week that a woman was told her bikini was “inappropriate” to wear at an Auckland pool, Alex Casey provides some much-needed reminders for women wearing clothes everywhere. 

Women, you probably already know this but… you’re wrong. Your clothes are wrong, your togs are wrong, whatever you are wearing on your head is wrong, your shoes are wrong, your face is wrong, your hair is wrong, your skin is wrong, your body – it goes without saying – is wrong. And if you think that you can waltz on in to any old place wearing any old thing in 2019, well then I’ve got some bad news: your bloody brain is wrong too.

Eight simple rules for being a woman and wearing clothes in public

It seems that many of us have forgotten the cardinal rules of being a woman and wearing clothes in public. Just this weekend, a swimmer at the Albany Olympic Pools was told by staff that her bikini, bought from noted strumpet supermarket Glassons, was inappropriate and making patrons uncomfortable. I hate to be Captain Obvious but the clue is in the name. Glassons. GlASSons. There’s a bare ass staring us straight in the face. Completely unacceptable.

If you need a reminder of how to dress appropriately in public please allow me, a chaste woman who only shops at Shanton because I SHANT show any skin, to remind you of the key rules.

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Source: The Spinoff

Original publication 3 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 3rd February 2020

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Devoted naturist loves every minute being naked

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.”

Members of the world's southernmost nudist club, Southern Naturally, from left, Lynn Cooke, Alison Bennett, Scott McGowan, Russell Cooke and Wilma Kremer, will be celebrating National Nude Gardening Day at the club's property, near Otautau, on Saturday.
ROBYN EDIE/STUFF Members of the world’s southernmost nudist club, Southern Naturally, from left, Lynn Cooke, Alison Bennett, Scott McGowan, Russell Cooke and Wilma Kremer, will be celebrating National Nude Gardening Day at the club’s property, near Otautau, on Saturday.

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.

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Source: Stuff

Original publication 25 October, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th November 2019

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How a beach becomes nude, and why people like getting naked in public
Walk along the coastline of Waiheke Island and you may stumble upon a nude beach. But who decides if a beach is nude or not, and why do people like getting naked in winter?

Take a walk along the coast of Waiheke Island and you’re likely to find fat kererū on sagging branches, classic fish n’ chip shops and nudists.

They pop up out of the woods without warning. Crisscross around the beach boulders, or over the spiked black rocks and there you have it: Nudity and a kererū on the sea shore.

Waiheke Island's Little Palm Beach is one of the many nudist-friendly beaches around New Zealand.
Waiheke Island’s Little Palm Beach is one of the many nudist-friendly beaches around New Zealand.

Even in the middle of winter, when the clothed beaches remain almost empty and people steer clear of the Hauraki waters, you will still find a few bare bottoms on Waiheke’s Little Palm Beach.

There was news, recently, saying nude beaches were becoming less popular worldwide – but New Zealand appears to be bucking that trend

For instance, the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club is getting ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary in a few weeks.

The club, which owns its own retreat in the forests of Ranui out in West Auckland, includes more than 200 paid members who enjoy being free of clothing.

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Source: Stuff

Original publication Aug 11 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th August 2019

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