gonatural Magazine

gonatural for health and wellbeing

gonatural is a quarterly magazine for freedom lovers and those who embrace the naturist lifestyle. The full colour issues appear in March, June, September and December each year and subscriptions are available for the four issues commencing from the next issue after subscription is received. A Renewal Notice is sent with your fourth magazine.

In gonatural you will find articles about clothes free holiday destinations in New Zealand and overseas; international and New Zealand naturist news; information and a directory for New Zealand clubs and resorts; combined with beautiful colour photographs of the naturist lifestyle. 

gonatural Magazine September Issue #246 - Polly's story Hawkes Bay's beautiful soul

Spring has sprung, and winter is behind us. Now’s the time for a clean out at home, and your mind and body, to get ready for summer.

September marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first self-governing country to give women the vote, and we honour some amazing women who helped shape naturism.

In this issue, I’m privileged to share Polly Fairbrother’s story about her community, love for naturism and a life cut too short. Mental health and suicide statistics in our country are alarmingly high, and it’s important and okay to talk about this now, so we can be open and honest about helping those who we love. We need to be kind to others, ask and listen.

We are introducing some changes to make gonatural magazine more economical and sustainable for the future. For 62 years our magazine has been posted to subscribers and also distributed to newsagents and bookshops. The cost of distribution to shops in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, has increasingly become more expensive, so the only way to get gonatural magazine now is via this site.

We will provide an option for a one-off single copy or annual subscription. You can get the printed copy or a digital version. 21 years ago, the September 1997 issue (#162) was the first magazine since the mid-1950s where nipples and genitals had to be hidden on the cover in part due to censorship required by Australian shops. Then-editor Les Olsen deemed it was too expensive to produce a different cover for our local audience in New Zealand. It was a big decision at the time and went against our core values that the naked human body should not be censored. Therefore, because we will not be selling our magazine via shops, no longer will we need to censor what we publish on our magazine cover.

From this issue, we’ve added an additional four pages, achieved from printing economies (now 48 pages, includes cover). Here’s a wrap up of what’s inside:
- New Zealand and world news
- Tales from Canterbury’s Pineglades life drawing
- Winter nudes in Wellington
- Remembering Polly Fairbrother
- Bare Beer Brewing with Corey
- Meet our naked House Movers
- Charles Grinter: Living naturally with Naturism
- Give (or get) a massage
- 125 years of voting women in New Zealand
- The Great Homer Tunnel Nude Run
- Naked Cooking
- Winter at Warrington Beach, Otago
- Meet some Alpine naturists: naked and homeless
- Miss Bareall writes with her wise words
I really encourage readers to share their stories and photos for publication. Just drop me an email.

Editor gonatural magazine

gonatural magazine Team

gonatural Magazine Business Manager - Noel Thomas

During the Executive meeting in June 2015, Noel got contracted to the NZNF as Magazine Business Manager, and provides production services as well as administrative and accounting services in connection with gonatural magazine.

Contact Noel via email

gonatural Magazine Editor - Michael Moore

Michael got subcontracted by the gonatural Magazine Business Manager, Noel Thomas, after he was contracted in June 2015. Michael provides editorial services in connection with gonatural magazine.

Contact Michael via email

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Printed Version:

The latest issue of the printed gonatural magazine including postage to your region is:
          New Zealand         NZD10.50
          Australia               NZD11.50
          Other countries     NZD12.25
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The annual subscription for gonatural printed magazine including postage to your region is:
          New Zealand         NZD42.00
          Australia               NZD46.00
          Other countries     NZD49.00
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Your stories and supporting images are always welcomed for addition to the next available edition of the magazine. A published article will also be considered for a Media Award presented at the annual AGM.

Magazine Deadlines:

  • March Edition - 15th January
  • June Edition - 15th April
  • September Edition - 15th July
  • December Edition - 15th October

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  • We can help design your advert
  • Supply a logo, photo/s and words, or completed artwork
  • 10% discount in placing in 4 or more issues

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