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Mystery over naked women concept plan solved
Concept drawings for a makeover of a Dunedin river appear to include three naked women.

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) released its “visionary concepts for enhancement of the lower reaches of Water of Leith” on Thursday morning.

A review of the concepts reveal some extra enhancements along the river, which borders Forsyth Barr Stadium.

A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin's Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water:
A concept picture of proposed work on Dunedin’s Water of Leith, near Forsyth Barr Stadium, shows what appears to be three naked women in the water: OTAGO REGIONAL COUNCI

The proposal for the normally frigid waters, famous for having students kayak along them when flooded, includes three female figures in the water.

The intrepid trio appear naked at first glance.

ORC stakeholder engagement director Sian Sutton said the figures were brought up at a council meeting.

“They kind of looked naked, didn’t they … I don’t believe they are.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication June 28 2018

Posted on NatCorn 17th July 2018

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Subzero weather withers polar plunge participation

Given the mercury dropped to -6degC in Dunedin on Saturday morning, it was not surprising some of the hardiest members of the Southern Free Beaches naturist club chose not to participate in their annual winter solstice polar plunge.

Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday.
Southern Free Beaches naturist club member Paul Campion makes a splash at the club’s annual winter solstice polar plunge at Warrington Beach on Saturday. Gregor Richardson

However, about half a dozen members saw it as a challenge and bravely ventured into the frigid surf at Warrington Beach, despite some of the sand being hard and white with frost.

One member, who declined to be named, described just how cold the water was.

“This is the kind of temperature where men start turning into women.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Otago Daily Times

Original publication 25 June 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2018

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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 Beach
Tauranga City Councillors discuss nudity at Papamoa Beach Getty

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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World Naked Gardening Day

The New Zealand Naturist Federation is supporting the annual World Naked Gardening Day event and encouraging people around the country to garden without clothes on this Saturday.

Inspired by the success of the World Naked Bike Ride, the inaugural World Naked Gardening Day took place in September 2005 and in 2007 the event date was moved to the first Saturday in May annually.

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Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, but as you feel the sun and breeze on your skin it gives a healthy sense of both our body acceptance and our relation to the nature and the environment.

Anyone can garden, young or old, singles, family or community groups. From planting a herb garden or annuals on an apartment balcony, and families raking leaves in the back yard, to pulling invasive weeds along a bush track and cleaning up a section of beach.

In New Zealand, it is not illegal to be naked on your own property and in appropriate public places, such as beaches or even regional parks. It is not the lack of clothes that is the issue but any bad or deliberately offensive behaviour that goes with it. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Naturist Federation

Original publication MAY 3, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th May 2018

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Mother defends sharing bath with 10 and 11-year-old sons

A mother who shares baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons is at risk of “confusing” her boys, a life coach has said.

Ben Edwards, who is a father himself, appeared on British breakfast programme This Morning to debate the issue of nudity in front of your children, and said that, as boys approach puberty, they “tend to fantasise about their mother”.

Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often.
Journalist Lauren Libbert explained that she was naked in front of her sons and they bathed together often. This Morning

His comments came after journalist Lauren Libbert said she continues to bathe with her sons even though they are 10 and 11 – something she said is a “normal” and “enjoyable” part of their family routine, the Daily Mail reported.

Mother-of-three Holly Willoughby suggested Ben was “over-sexualising” the matter, but viewers watching at home appeared to agree with his point of view – tweeting that the mother-of-two’s decision to be openly naked in front of her children was “weird” and “not normal”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 28 Mar, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 31st March 2018

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Connect with nature at Auckland nudist group’s open day

Come for the sausage sizzle and stay to discover a different way of life.

The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club is throwing open the gates and encouraging kiwis to have a look at what naturism has to offer
The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club is throwing open the gates and encouraging kiwis to have a look at what naturism has to offer Leilani Hatch/Manawatu Standard

Clothing is optional.

The Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club (AONC) in Swanson, Auckland, is throwing open their gates on March 24 and 25. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication March 21 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd March 2018

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Nudist defends naked swimming at Waiheke Island after criticism from locals

A proud naturist is defending the rights of people to swim sans togs, as complaints about naked bathers are on the rise on Waiheke Island.

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Free Beaches NZ president Mike Ward has been swimming nude for the last four decades, and says naturists have happily flocked to Waiheke Island beaches for the last 30 years.

“Once you have tried it, you really can’t go back to the idea that wearing togs is anything like a sensible thing,” he told RadioLIVE on Thursday. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Newshub

Original publication 15/03/2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th March 2018

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Cyclists bare all for Golden Bay World Naked Bike Ridet

Nude cyclists bared all in Golden Bay this weekend to promote freedom and body awareness.

The World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday attracted about 30 naked cyclists from all over New Zealand and the world.

Travellers embrace their first naked ride. German man Marco Fisher, left, Vivi from France, and UK man William Henderson.
Travellers embrace their first naked ride. German man Marco Fisher, left, Vivi from France, and UK man William Henderson. NINA HINDMARSH/STUFF

While the event started out 14 years ago as a protest to raise awareness for safer cycling conditions and sustainability, in Golden Bay it has slowly become a popular event for naturists, or nudists, and their clubs from around the country. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication March 4 2018

Posted on NatCorn 10th March 2018

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The naked truth about depression: Kiwi farmers bare all for mental health

Kiwi farmers are removing their overalls and gumboots in a lighthearted bid to raise awareness about the mental health crisis in rural communities.

West Melton Young Farmers Club members enjoy the great outdoors.
West Melton Young Farmers Club members enjoy the great outdoors.

Amid stubbornly high suicide rates among the rural community, Australian Ben Brooksby launched The Naked Farmer social media site last year.

It quickly caught on and he soon had farmers sending in their disrobed shots from all over the world, including a few from New Zealand. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Stuff

Original publication February 11 2018

Posted on NatCorn 22nd February 2018

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‘Nude, not rude’ – Naturism making a comeback
Baring bottoms and flouncing fleshy bits at nudist clubs may seem like a lifestyle from a bygone era, but it’s having something of a renaissance.

Young people are embracing their nakedness in shared spaces, which has led to a rise in Facebook groups with hundreds of members and boosted numbers at nudist clubs.

Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand.
Donna Miller, President of Naturism New Zealand. RNZ / Eva Corlett

One club that’s experienced a boost in bodies is the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club.

It was created almost 70 years ago and sits on 26 acres of native bush and grounds on the outskirts of Henderson. There’s a swimming pool, two spas, tennis courts, bush walks and the “Barebum Bar”, open for drinks and BBQs. Occasionally, there are dress up parties and a nude olympics. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Radio New Zealand

Original publication 3 January 2018

7th January 2018
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Nudist festival: ‘You’re going back to that freedom’
The president of a nudist group says she hopes more people will consider naturism and join their annual festival which begins today in Wellington.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival in Te Marua which runs for a week.

The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a week
The New Zealand Naturist Federation expects about 130 people to show up to its 66th national festival which runs for a week sylv1rob1/123RF

Its president Donna Miller said going nude has physical benefits such as absorbing vitamin D without the barrier of clothes.

“It relieves stress and it also [goes] back to when you were a child, when you would run around without clothes and without a care in the world,” she said.

“You’re going back to that freedom … before so-called responsibilities and interactments came in and it’s a great way to be. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: RNZ

Original publication 28 December 2017

31st December 2017
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Local Focus: Bay a hot spot for ‘nakation’, with nudist cafe & nude karaoke
Naturists – people who practise communal or social nudity – say they are often misjudged as “perverts” or “swingers”, but they believe it’s a lifestyle that creates a more tolerant society, boosts self-esteem and improves mental and physical health. Annemarie Quill reveals all …

Matt, 30, is not a nudist but likes to play mini golf naked.

Sophie, 25, went skinny dipping and never put her clothes back on.

Mark, 47, was painfully shy and couldn’t look in people’s eyes until he discovered naturism – now the car mechanic looks forward to the end of the day when he takes off his boots and everything else.

Matt Nichols, 30, playing mini golf with his partner Sophie Proffitt, 25.
Matt Nichols, 30, playing mini golf with his partner Sophie Proffitt, 25. John Borren

Ellen, 53, grew up in a naturist family and now goes on ‘nakations’ all over the world.

Marie, 46, lives naked at home and on family outings and says the naturist lifestyle has instilled self-esteem in her three children.

Amina, 37, a former chef from Sweden, has opened a Tauranga cafe where people can enjoy her home baking naked.

Tom, 50, owns the only private holiday resort in the North Island for naturists.

Glenne, 68, runs a Bay of Plenty naturist group which has 948 members. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 23 Dec, 2017

27th December 2017
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Love the Skin You’re In

This year the New Zealand Naturist Federation are creating a powerful summer campaign to create awareness of the benefits of naturism to a person’s body, mind and soul.

The concept is “Love the Skin You’re In” which aligns to our gonatural brand tag-line of ‘health and well-being’ and will focus on two really important issues that many are faced with today – positive body image and mental health awareness – and sometimes these are interlinked.

New Zealand Naturist Federation

Body image is the mental representation that one creates of themselves, and because it is subject to all kinds of internal elements like our mood, our experiences and social attitudes, it often doesn’t bear any close relation to reality or how others see you.

A negative body image is one of the key reasons that more people do not embrace the naturist lifestyle. They mightn’t have any issue with nudity per se and might even realise the many benefits that can be experienced physically from being clothes-free, but think it’s only for other people feeling too self conscious or body shamed to partake themselves. Many of our members can attest to having similar feelings and issues with acceptance of their body before embarking on their naturist journey however almost as soon as they took that first step, or at least very early on, they found they were looking at themselves through very different eyes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Naturist Federation

Original publication 4 December 2017

10th December 2017
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Banners, brollies and bare-bums – Nelson’s Christmas decorations revealed

A 13-metre wilding pine and banners featuring Nelson summer scenes, including barbecuing and skinny dipping, have heralded the Christmas season.

Pohutukawa banners adorn trees lining Trafalgar St, while beneath the cathedral on the Church Steps the giant wilding pine is poised for decorations.

The decorations have been a community effort, with local artists and volunteers involved. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Nelson Mail

Original publication 1 December 2017

8th December 2017
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Paleo Pete’s wife poses nude on Instagram
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My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robinson are truly at one with nature.

And on Saturday, they celebrated that fact by sharing a series of bizarre nude snaps with the pet horses, reports The Daily Mail Australia.

To kick things off, Nicola, 38, took to her “nutritionist mermaid” Instagram account to give fans a detailed look at the results of her recent breast explant surgery.

The extremely raunchy snap saw the former model completely naked, propped up on her knees in a field.

She let her curly locks shield her face and was seen bending over to plant a kiss on the forehead of her pet horse. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: New Zealand Herald

28 September, 2017, 5:10 pm

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Flat-earther puts up sign on a beach. Tries to prove conspiracy theory

‘Flat-earthers’ are resorting to old school techniques, presumably because the government are spying on them with chemtrails, and jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams.

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New Zealand resident Dr Stephen Voss shared a photo on Saturday, purportedly taken on a beach in a suburb of Dunedin.

The photo showed a sign which illustrates ‘proof’ that the Earth is not a sphere. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Independent

19 September, 2017, 5:20 pm