NZNF Team

The NZNF Executive are elected by the members of the Federation at the annual council meeting. Additionally there are appointments made by the NZNF executive, they are the NZ Naturists Secretary, Sports Coordinator, gonatural products Merchandise Officers and the Social Media Officers.

NZNF Executive Team

President - Donna Miller

Donna was first introduced to naturism about 17 years ago by her husband where they frequented naturist beaches together. After several years of doing this, they visited and subsequently joined Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club in 2007 where Donna served on the committee for 4 years. In 2012 she became the NZNF Communications Officer for four years and formed part of the Congress Planning Committee for the past three years.

Donna works as a Finance Manager and in her spare time enjoys power walking - usually competing in around 4 half marathons each year.

She is passionate about promoting the benefits of the naturist lifestyle to people of all ages and backgrounds and to normalise non-sexual social nudity.

Contact Donna via email

North Island Vice President - Nick Lowe

Nick has been a naturist for over 20 years, as a member of Hawkes Bay Naturist Club, where he has also served many years as president.

A keen outdoors person he loves to combine naturism with sporting activities and around the club is often seen climbing and topping trees.

Contact Nick via email

South Island Vice President - Jeremy Kelleher

Jeremy has always a naturist with a keen interest in sustainability, a member of Canterbury's innovative Free Beach, and Pineglades club where owns a bach and he has held portfolios in Buildings and Membership where he achieved significant positive growth. He is also the coordinator for the NZ Naked Bike Ride events.
He has been an electronics engineer in practical and management areas, and a trained facilitator. For 8 years he has been involved in Couchsurfing – travellers staying with Kiwi hosts plus social events. He has a focus to the decrease the average age of our creeping memberships, in particular to target our fantastic Y Generation (now in the 20 – 30s age group).

Contact Jeremy via email

Secretary - June Campbell-Tong

June first joined the naturist movement in Christchurch in 1963. When she moved to Wanganui in 1978 and joined the Wanganui Club she quickly became involved with the committee of that club organising many social occasions including their 25th anniversary. On moving to Wellington in 1980 she was immediately coerced onto that club's committee. She has served many years in club roles including being President on two separate occasions, social officer, grounds person and club secretary. 

June's passion is gardening and has spent many years helping beautify the grounds of Wellington Naturist Club. She is also a keen sports person winning her first NZNF table tennis trophy in 1968 and carrying on winning the singles title many years since.

June is also a trustee of the Percy Cousins Trust.

Contact June via email

Treasurer - Wendy Lowe

Wendy has been a social naturist for 6 years since meeting her partner Nick. Nick and Wendy were married on 5 January 2013 at the Wellington Naturist Club - the first nude wedding on the grounds in the club's 62 year history.

Wendy is a member of Hawke's Bay Naturist Club, where she has served as secretary and treasurer.

She believes families are the future of the naturist community and looks forward to the day when naturism is more widely practised and accepted in New Zealand.

Contact Wendy via email

Database Secretary - Christine Bowers

Christine and her husband John have been members of Waikato Outdoor Society since 1996, previously members of Rotota. They are also members of Nudvan. Christine was President for WOS for five years, and is currently secretary of NUDVAN.

In October 2012 Christine offered to fill the position of NZNF Database Secretary when it became vacant. She is self-employed as a typist/transcriptionist and works from home. The database secretary is responsible for keeping the database of NZNF members, issuing INF stickers, and the printing of NZNF ID cards. Statistical information from the database is presented to the annual AGM, and to the NZNF committee.

Contact Christine via email

Internet Co-ordinator - Hans van Asperdt

Hans was introduced to naturism 1984 when he went with a friend to the beach she always went to, not knowing this was a nude beach. After a small hesitation he stripped off too and that was the beginning of his life choice to be a naturist.

He joined the Dutch Naturist Federation as a supporting member in 1988 and visited naturist resorts all over the world but mainly in the south of Europe.

In 2005 he immigrated to New Zealand and became member of the Nelson Sun Club Sunrise. Hans lives now with his current Kiwi partner in the sunny Bay of Plenty and became member of the Bay of Plenty Sun Club in 2012. He was elected President of the BOP Sun Club at their AGM of 2013 and handed over this position at their AGM of 2015. They are member of the Hawke's Bay Naturist Club.

Contact Hans via email

Youth and Marketing Co-ordinator - Chris Pester

Chris has been in the naturist movement a short while but in this time jumped straight into the side of helping share this wonderful lifestyle, joining the committee in Taranaki Naturist Club and moving into the federation executive for the good of the youth and marketing naturism in New Zealand, he also has a 7 year old daughter who loves the lifestyle as kids naturally do.

Contact Chris via email

NZNF Appointees

NZ Naturists Secretary - Christine Bowers

In December 2014 Christine offered to fill the position of NZ Naturists Secretary when it became vacant. She fulfills this role besides the role as NZNF Database Secretary and secretary of NUDVAN.

Contact Christine via email

Sports Co-ordinator - Errol Flynn

With his parents and brother Errol belonged to AOHC for three years from age 4 to 7. He joined the Free Beach Group in the mid 1980's and then at the beginning of 1991 joined both Rotota and AOHC (now AONC), and has belonged to both ever since.

Errol has been the NZNF Sports Officer since the 2008/09 rally.

Contact Errol via email

gonatural Magazine Business Manager - Noel Thomas

I first joined Pineglades in 1991 and have served on the committee for 12 years. 6 of those years were as President with 5 as Treasurer and are currently in the buildings maintenance position.
I have also served a 2 year term as South Island Vice President on the NZNF. My Wife and I love to travel and during our visits to Europe have visited a number of Naturist Resorts in France, Croatia and Spain.

Contact Noel via email

gonatural Magazine Editor - Michael Moore

Michael has been a naturist for more than 25 years. He has hosted over 300 international Couch Surfing guests to his nudist home. He has visited naturist groups, clubs and beaches in UK, Germany, Australia and Asia. In Wellington and Cairns, he established Sunboys, a social nudist group, and worked with local Council to access public swimming pool for naturists.
He is a strong advocate of community and grass-roots engagement and values sharing of positive stories. Michael brings with him 30 years of public relations, publishing and journalism experience in the non-profit community and corporate sectors. He is a member of Pineglades Naturist Club in Christchurch.

Contact Michael via email

gonatural products Merchandise Officers - Andrew & Donna Miller

Andrew and Donna have been naturists and members of Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club for seven years. Andrew's proven skills in sales and marketing and Donna’s knowledge of business and accounting combine to bring a fresh direction to gonatural products. Together they will assure orders are dispatched promptly, new products are added to the range, and the brand is promoted widely to naturists throughout the country.

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Social Media Officer - Carley Sudlow

I've always had a relaxed approach to social nudity and a long history of enjoyment of, and advocacy for, our natural environment. An introduction to naturism has brought these together and my background in health including evaluation of social media for learning is a driver for taking on this role and being actively involved in a small way. I love the connections and diversity so contact me on our Twitter feed. I want to see social media help the growth of naturism.

Contact Carley via email