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gonatural December 2017

gonatural for health and wellbeing; the magazine for freedom lovers and those who embrace the naturist lifestyle features clothes free events and destinations from New Zealand and overseas; plus a great selection of photos. Published quarterly by the New Zealand Naturist Federation.

New Zealand
NZ Naturist Federation Inc
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from the editor

“Nudism has nothing to do with ‘how you look’... it’s all about how you feel - and it feels great!” As editor, I feel priviledged to meet some amazing people and help share their stories. This edition is testament to that. The months leading to summer are always the most uplifting, heralding the start of outdoor pursuits and adventures. After a very wet winter in most parts of New Zealand, spring has delivered some record high temperatures, which bodes well for a long summer ahead. The NZ Naturist Federation will promote ‘LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN’ campaign during gonatural week from 20th...

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editor@gonatural.co.nz l spend a lot of time totally naked and love it. As a pubescent youth, I loved to go nude and would sneak out at night totally naked to enjoy the night air on my skin. I went on long walks down streets late at night with nobody about. It just happened. I thought I was the only person in the world that felt that way. When I reached puberty my love was to wear a skimpy little g-string I made myself. On holiday l went walking along a beach, a long empty beach on the west coast, there I...

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Levin photographer Mariana Waculicz was shocked that her artwork was banned from an exhibition displaying female nipples. The photo of a woman lying back in the water was removed from an exhibition which explores people’s relationship with local rivers. Horowhenua Council recieved complaints and issued an apology to ‘anyone upset by the nudity and for any distress caused.’ “I feel sad that the natural, non-sexualised image of a woman was deemed offensive, especially as staff said they were pleased with the images at the opening,” Mariana Waculicz said. “So much music and media and things are sexualised right now, but...

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everyone loves june

June Campbell-Tong has lived her life around naturism, ever since she joined Pineglades in 1963. After 50 years of contributing to the naturist comunity, serving in numerous local and national roles, she is stepping down as NZNF secretary to enjoy time for herself. June spent an afternoon with editor Michael Moore looking back at her great naked adventure. How did you start your interest in naturism? It was around 1963. I was engaged to Bruce and he said he was a member of the Canterbury sun club, and I was told that after we got married, if I didn’t join the club,...

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love the skin you’re in

New Zealand Naturist Federation’s summer campaign will create awareness about the benefits of naturism to your body, mind and soul. Donna Miller shares her passionate belief of this important subject... The concept of “Love the Skin You’re In” aligns to our gonatural brand of ‘health and well-being’. It focuses on two really important issues that we are faced with today: a positive body image and mental health awareness, and sometimes these are interlinked. 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...

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exploring new zealand’s thermal pools au naturel

There’s about 120 natural hot pools hidden around the New Zealand countryside, often sacred to Māori. Some are not accessible or very difficult to get to, or on private land, and some are commercial. However they are just truely magic and the effort of the journey is rewarded with an naturist experience like no other and often up to 40 degree water to bathe in. Rotota Sun Club is set right amongst the thermal region, making it one of the most unique and beautiful naturist clubs in the world. Dunedin-born Sally Jackson has written the definitive guidebook to New Zealand’s hot...