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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

gonatural Magazine Issue #226 September 2013

The editorial direct from the Managing Editor's desk in the just printed next issue of gonatural Magazine:
Before I reveal to you some of the ‘gems’ in this issue, I need to remind you all to check out the New Zealand Naturist Federation’s new website, and give Donna Miller, Communications Officer NZNF, a big pat on the back for rising to the challenge, slaving all hours of the day and night to create and perfect www.gonatural.co.nz 

In Issue #226:
Wendy Lowe, President NZNF, introduces herself. Following this I have included some items of interest from gonatural News, which is now being distributed via club secretaries. Note also that gonatural Week will now be held from 18th to 27th January 2014. 
The INF-FNI celebrates its 60th anniversary this year at Montalivet in France, from 20th to 22nd September 2013. Brian and I have managed to place this on our itinerary this year and are looking forward to renewing our acquaintance with naturist friends from several other countries. 
Beginning late December, Rotota Roman XLII Camp-out promises to be a week of fun and challenging activities. So register now before you forget. 
Perhaps more challenging but just as much fun - the annual polar plunge by members of The Orchard Sun Club. This time in a new venue, lifeguards and all!
Monty’s Odyssea saw him travel all around the central North Island in his seven metre certified self-contained motorhome and arrive back in time for Christmas. 
Variable weather was how it was described in Wairau Valley as the Nude Golf International tee’d off last February. 
At the same time, five happy glampers, led by Doug Ball, enjoyed superb weather in the Wairarapa. 
Sweltering in 30 degree heat another five ‘boulder-hopped’ their way through Saw Cut Gorge in Marlborough. I do hope you enjoy some of the numerous photos taken during that day and featured in this issue. 
Similar challenges may be found in the Calanques of Marseilles in the South of France where Président Association Naturiste Phocéenne, Bruno Saurex invites you to explore in this wild setting for naturism.
Another new contributor, photographer and model Bernardo Cesare, introduces you to his subject ‘Art and Nudism’. 
Donna Miller invites you to get yourselves ready for another beautiful summer with something that we should definitely never overlook…a mole or skin check. 
Several keen members of Hawkes Bay Naturist Club recently held a ‘Tree Bee’ with almost disastrous results as they removed several large trees from the grounds.
South Canterbury Sun Club is gearing up for its 40th Anniversary Celebration to be held in November. 

So a great deal happening in the naturist calendar. If you have an event coming up or it’s been and gone already - tell us about it. In the meantime . . .
A bientot!
Kay Hannam
Managing Editor
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

62nd NZNF Naturist Festival - Rotota 2013/14


Every year the NZNF holds a National Festival to coincide with their AGM.  The festival runs for 7 days from 28 December to 3 January with the host club presenting themed entertainment each day and evening.
The Festival is a chance to reconnect with old friends and to make some new ones…a time to relax and "reboot” enjoying clothes-free recreation together.
This year the 62nd NZNF Festival will be hosted by Rotota Sun Club at their grounds on the sunny shores of Lake Ohakuri, not far from Rotorua, Tokoroa and Taupo (which is where they take their name). 
Theme:


The theme for the festival this year is "Roman Rotota LXII Camp-out"
They say "for every 200 metres you travel down their driveway, you will travel 200 years back in time"! There will be Roman-themed games, banquets, crafts, slave auctions, chariot races to name a few...so come along in your toga and join us.
The programme will be exciting...from challenging the gladiators to being pampered like a Roman Goddess...there is an activity day and night to suit every citizen of the Empire.
Plans are well advanced for the forthcoming festival...marquees are hired, plans are being drawn up for the ancient siege engines and the gladiator challenge machine.  Rotota are looking forward to an exciting year of preparation for the Rally anticipating a fun and relaxing week with a few interesting twists. The festival committee is meeting regularly, finalising plans and organising events for this special time.

For as little as $150 p/person ($140 p/person if paid in full by 31 October 2013) you can treat yourself to a wonderful clothes-free holiday from 28 December 2013 until 3 January 2014 on the tranquil Rotota Sun Club grounds.

Register and pay in full by 31 October 2013 and pay only $140 p/person, plus go into a draw for a free festival. Click here to download the registration form.