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gonatural September 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

As you receive your September edition of New Zealand’s gonatural magazine, the remains of our extraordinary wet and cold winter will be starting to fade, as we herald in Spring and prepare for warmer months ahead. Many of our readers have corresponded from warmer climates as they find an excuse to abandon our cooler months to languish on a tropical beach or an inviting European riverside al naturale. Our gonatural facebook page is very active, with daily postings and discussions that engage and keep you informed from across the globe. Not a week goes by where readers and our online social...

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Informative, enlightening & thought provoking are the first things that come to mind when I think of “our” magazine. It’s also great for networking. THANK YOU to all the FUNtastic people who make its content so interesting and to those that put so much time & effort into its publication. Sunny smiles. - Polly Fairbrother, Hawkes Bay Congratulations on an excellent publication - a very good mix of articles and general information. Its an interesting world we live - a world of instant gratification and response required due mainly to the pressures of modern life and the technology that goes with it....

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Wedding surprise Kevin and Alana Marshall have a wedding photo they’ll never forget. As the couple posed for a portrait in the Scottish countryside, wedding guest Robert Wallace charged into the shot wearing a huge grin and not much else. “I love the picture so much, I might get it printed onto a canvas,” Alana Marshall said after her wedding. “It was a brilliant day from start to finish, wish we could do it all again.”New edition of famous Kiwi guidebook takes you to secret hot springs The bliss of being enveloped in thermal water, along with its therapeutic benefits, has long been...

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the urban n udist

Michalis Gymnisths (Μιχ?λης Μαρ?βας in Greek) is a living public advocate of nudity. His nickname is Gymnisths, which in Greek (Γυμνιστ?ς) means nudist. Born in Thessaloniki, a port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea, Michalis’s culture has ancient roots in social nudity. An accountant by day, he explores Germany and also around his home city in Greece in the buff When Michalis travelled on Berlin’s BVG’s U-Bahn train, few blinked an eyelid, however the company says nudity is not welcome and counts as “causing public disturbance.” There is no specific dress code and metro users should ‘be considerate...

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4wd, beers and paua!

Following the International Naturist Congress in Wellington, delegates from around the world experienced a genuine Kiwi 4WD adventure.Ken Mercersays not everything on tour, stays on tour, sometimes... The 4WD outing was organised by Nick Lowe and proved to be very popular with fourteen willing to take the journey, and what a trip it was. Four vehicles were required, Nick provided two; a new Holden Colorado Ute which was driven by Graham McGregor, along with a Toyota Surf, and Neil Faulknor and I drove the other 4WD vehicles. In the week prior, a large earthquake centred around Kaikoura in the South Island affected Wellington...

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bruce & marguerite’s 50 years of living life

“We don’t dream it, we live it !” Bruce met Marguerite when she was just 21 in Greenlane Hospital, Auckland as she was getting her appendix removed. As part of the recuperation, they decided to visit a beach. “We just got our kit off,” says Bruce “There was nothing to it. Within a year, they were engaged and then wed. As they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, they look back and still live every day as nature intended. Bruce was a ski instructor, a pursuit they both shared. “From Mt Ruapehu, to Turangi, we’d head across in our VW Beetle to the...