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 products Merchandise, and Social Media.

NZNF Executive Team

President - Wendy Lowe

Wendy has been a naturist since meeting husband Nick in 2006, joining Hawkes Bay Naturist Club in March 2007.   Within 6 months she was co-opted to the committee and served almost every year after that in various roles including Treasurer and Secretary, resigning in June 2019. 

In 2009 she joined the NZNF team as Internet Coordinator and served a year before being elected as President in December 2010 and serving four years, then 2 years as Treasurer.   In May 2019 Wendy was re-appointed as President.

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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.   

I have been NIVP since 2013 and I have made a concerted effort to get around all clubs in my region every year, some often and some less frequent depending on location and my available time.   I will often pop up at a clubs AGM as an observer and have frequently been asked to voice my opinion on matters at hand given that I have a grasp on the differences and workings of most other clubs.

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South Island Vice President - David Saunders

David has been a member of Pineglades since 1972 and is currently in his 4th and final year as President of the club. After the May AGM he will be able to devote even more time to Federation matters and will be fully retired from his full time job. Over the years at Pineglades he has been active on the committee and has undertaken various Convener roles including the organising and running of national Festivals. A regular contributor to gonatural magazine and has participated in a number of sports events at Festivals and has a good understanding of governance issues in respect of club rules and issues that may arise in that area. Looking forward to visiting the South Island clubs and of being assistance to them in respect of their needs.

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Secretary - Wilma Kremer

Wilma has been a naturist since 2000 and is also the secretary for Southern Naturally since 2016.

She looks forward to the challenge ahead.

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Treasurer - Kathy Earby

Kathy's profile will be up here soon, and no, the photo is not Kathy.

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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.

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Internet Coordinator - Murray Nash

I first joined the naturist movement in 1975 in Melbourne and I have been a naturist ever since.     My current club is the Wellington Naturist Club.   I have been a member of the Corio Valley Country Club (Australia), Wanganui Sun Club, Manawatu Naturist Club, Hawkes Bay Naturist Club, and of course Wellington.

I was the first internet coordinator for the NZNF, I believe from 1998, a post I held for some 10.5 years.    The original domain name for the NZNF was nznaturally.org.nz.   I have also held a range of positions other than that, both at club committee level and the NZNF also.   I love my naturist sport and I have attended many rallies, not only for the friendship but also the sporting competitions.

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Marketing Officer - Constance Gervasi

Constance has been a naturist for most of her adult life, but officially became one when she joined the Wellington Naturist Club in 2013.

Approached to join the club's committee in 2016, Constance has looked after a range of portfolios from cabin management to social events. She was also instrumental in organising the Pioneer Rally held at the WNC in 2017 to commemorate 60 years of naturism in NZ.   Constance currently contracts as a private tour guide/driver over the summer months and enjoys spending her downtime at the WNC cavorting in the pool.

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Youth Coordinator - Vacant

NZNF Appointees

NZ Naturists Secretary - John Lowe

John became a member of Wellington Sun & Health Society around 1962, with his then wife Colleen (who became club photographer for several years).   In 1976 John joined the Free Beaches association, while remaining a member of the Wellington Naturist club until around 1987, when John was living on Norfolk Island.   After returning from Australia in 1990, John took on the 'Supporters Group' (now New Zealand Naturists) for about three years, following the resignation of the original Secretary, John Trotter.   John is currently on the national committee of Free Beaches NZ, and live in Hastings.

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Sports Coordinator - Ken Mercer

I have been a member of WNC since 1989 when my wife Jude and my 2 sons joined.   I am an ex President of WNC and served over 8 years in that role.   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.

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Archivist - Pam Salter

Pam is a long time naturist and lives in Auckland with her husband Dick.    Pam has two children and four grandchildren.

Pam's major hobby is genealogy and has become the family archivist, collecting and preserving hundreds of letters and photos.

Pam and Dick have been members of the Naturist movement from about 1973 when they were first members of the Wellington Naturist club and later joined the Auckland Outdoor Naturist club, where they are still members.

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gonatural products Merchandiser - 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.

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Social Media Coordinator - Astrid Nicole

Astrid has been a member of the Wellington Naturist Club since 2020.  She is interested in foraging, eco dying, sustainable living, small dwellings, swimming and the health benefits of naturism.  Over the holidays she hits the road in her camper van, and enjoys visiting regional clubs or going to alternative lifestyle festivals with friends.

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