The INF-FNI is delighted to welcome back the New Zealand Naturist Federation (NZNF) as a member of the organisation. The NZNF’s readmission was confirmed at a meeting of the INF-FNI’s Central Committee at Montalivet on 11 September.
Speaking after the meeting, Stéphane Deschênes, the Canada-based co-president of the INF-FNI, said “We are very happy to have New Zealand once again restored to its rightful place among our worldwide Naturist family. We are very much looking forward to working with our friends in the NZNF to help promote Naturism, not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also around the world.
“Naturally, we hope other countries outside Europe will follow, as millions more people across the globe discover the mental and physical health benefits of naturism, its role in countering body shame, and its value in connecting us more with the natural environment.”
David Saunders, president of the NZNF, said, “The NZNF is delighted that the INF has welcomed back our Federation to be part of an organisation that currently represents 37 member countries and which has true international representation across Asia, Americas, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific. We trust that the leadership of the INF will foster the development and growth of naturism and the philosophy of respect underpinning it, especially in countries where the true benefits of naturism are not yet widely recognised.”