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Smaills Beach naturist says people get the wrong idea

A Dunedin man wants people to look past misconceptions of naturists, after police were called about him earlier this week. On Monday, the man, who did not want to be named, was enjoying a warm day at Smaills Beach, as he has done many times throughout the year. He was also naked. He said there…

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Mystery over naked women concept plan solved

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…

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Subzero weather withers polar plunge participation

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. However, about half a dozen members saw it as a challenge…

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Councillors discuss nude bathing and ‘meercats’ on Papamoa beach

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. Staff had elected not to include anything in the bylaw…

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World Naked Gardening Day

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…

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

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…

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Connect with nature at Auckland nudist group’s open day

Connect with nature at Auckland nudist group’s open day Come for the sausage sizzle and stay to discover a different way of life. 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…

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Nudist defends naked swimming at Waiheke Island after criticism from locals

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. Free Beaches NZ president Mike Ward has been swimming nude for the last four decades, and says naturists have…

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Cyclists bare all for Golden Bay World Naked Bike Ride

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. While the event started out 14 years ago as a…