Naturists up for fun and games

NICOLA FALLOW
Last updated 05:00 05/02/2013
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BIG UMBRELLA: Southern Naturally club member Bevan Tait prepares for the annual interclub get-together on the weekend.

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Blindfolded tent-pitching is one of the activities southern naturists have planned for their annual inter-club get-together at the Aparima Schoolhouse and grounds this weekend.

Organised by Southland club Southern Naturally, the event is expected to draw people from several other naturist clubs from throughout the South Island including the Orchid Club of Otago, the Alpine Club of Central Otago, and the South Canterbury Club of Geraldine.

Southern Naturally club member Bevan Tait said the event would begin with team games such as an egg and spoon race on Saturday morning, followed by a seafood banquet and quiz night that evening.

While the main aim of the event was to promote healthy family living there were also many health benefits to shedding your clothes including improved blood circulation and increased exposure to vitamin D, Mr Tait said.

However, ultimately it was all about being comfortable in your own skin, something that could be hard to understand until you tried it, he said.

The club had about 30 members ranging in age from 3 to 83 years, he said.

Anyone interested in attending the event would be welcomed and could contact Mr Tait through the club's website gonatural.co.nz.

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