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, Archivist, gonatural Magazine Business Manager, gonatural products Merchandise Officers and the Social Media Officer.

NZNF Executive Team

President - Wendy Lowe

North Island Vice President - Nick Lowe

Nick has been a naturist since the mid 90’s, 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 been a naturist with a keen interest in sustainability, a member of Canterbury's innovative Free Beach, and Pineglades club where owns a bach. 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 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 - Wilma Kremer

Wilma is in naturism since 2000 and is also the secretary for Southern Naturally since 2016. She looks forward to the challenge ahead.

Contact Wilma via email

Treasurer - Jim Bell

Jim began his naturist journey as a home naturist many years ago. In more recent years he has become an active member of one of NZ’s foremost naturist clubs.
Jim is passionate about the naturist lifestyle and the many benefits it offers.

Contact Jim 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 a retired as a typist/transcriptionist. 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. Hans and his partner Carley are now members of the Hawke's Bay Naturist Club.

Contact Hans via email

Marketing Officer - Vacant

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Youth Co-ordinator - Vacant

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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 - Ken Mercer

I have been a member of WNC since 1989 when my wife Jude and my 2 sons joined. I am currently the President of WNC and have been so for 8 years now. I can’t remember exact dates but I took over from Kay Hannam as sports officer when trophies were awarded. It seemed to me that chasing trophies around all over the country just made the job so much harder, so I introduced medals. These are still currently being awarded today. I have been obtaining the medals from that day onwards, I also recommended that Sports officer, now sports co-ordinator, be made an appointment rather than an NZNF committee position. Errol Flynn took over from me several years go and since he has now resigned I was approached to take over once again. This I am happy to do as I am still currently an avid sports enthusiast.

Contact Ken via email

Archivist - Les Olsen

Les has been a member of the naturist movement for some sixty years. He joined Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club in late 1958 with his wife Laurel and family members. Since that time he has held various positions on the club committee and also on the Executive of the New Zealand Naturist Federation being the President 1990-1994.
He served stints as the NZNF Vice President on occasions, has been the Archivist since 1992. He was also the Editor of the New Zealand Naturist for some ten years ably assisted by his wife Laurel as the Business Manager.
Les was appointed as an Honorary Life member of the NZNF in 2012 for his long services to naturism in New Zealand.

Contact Les 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 products Merchandise Officer - Mark Kennedy

I first joined the Wanganui Sun Club when the club folded , I joined the Wellington Naturist Club. I am also a Social Member of the Orchard Sun Club.
I am a fitness freak, I am a Crossfitter and also I do Pole Dancing at the local Pole Dancing Studio in Whanganui. I also run for the Wanganui Harrier Club. I get out into the hills on my mountain bike. I also belong to Rotary.

Contact Mark via email

Social Media Officer - Vacant