How to Join Us and Stay Connected
INFORMATION FOR NEW AND CURRENT MEMBERS
Membership to Hauraki Naturally is open to anyone with a genuine interest in the naturist lifestyle. We also welcome those who are sincerely looking to take up naturism and wish to learn more about this way of life and its characteristics. We accept people in New Zealand and overseas and we have no age restriction, provided that your use of the website does not violate your country's laws.
By "genuine interest" we mean a willingness to regularly log in and take part in the various activities on the site. We have a steadily growing membership and the site offers a wealth of information about naturism, including member forums, articles of interest, and loads of support. You will find plenty of opportunity to take part in discussion and comments.
LEVELS of MEMBERSHIP
We have three levels of membership:
1. Provisional Member. When you sign up to Hauraki Naturally you will be able to log into your account as soon as a moderator has reviewed your application and approved it. You are then a Provisional Member and you will have access to some of the member areas of the website: the Forum, Naturist World, and the Events Calendar.. Please read and familiarise yourself with the links in the footer of this page - especially Core Values and Member Code of Conduct. The other links have useful information as well.
Your Provisional membership lasts for a maximum of 7 days. During that time you need to set up your profile, which needs to include at least one photo that clearly shows your face and one that shows you naked in a naturist setting. To protect your privacy, your profile and photos are ONLY VISIBLE to other bona-fide members who have completed their profiles. Nobody else has access to them. Your profile also needs to give basic info about yourself - approximate age bracket, nearest town or city, and a description of your interest in naturism. More information on how to set up your profile is shown on our HELP page. Provisional memberships without a profile will be reclassified as Inactive Member (see below) after the 7 days is up. If you have any difficulty with setting up your profile, please CONTACT us.
When your profile is set up, you will be eligible to be a permanent member . . .
2. Member. As an approved member with a completed profile, you now have access to the whole website, including the main photo gallery and other member profiles. We'd encourage you to make full use of the site, get to know other members, use the forums to share your experiences and thoughts about naturism, ask questions, and generally immerse yourself in the lifestyle. You can even add more info and photos to your profile or submit them for the main photo gallery. And, of course, if you live in or near the Hauraki Plains, or a reasonable distance away, you can join in any naturist activities. Keep an eye on the calendar!
You need to maintain your membership. We don't wish to maintain a list of members that we never hear from. Naturism is about social interaction! You need to log in to the site and take part at least once a month. Otherwise we will assume you have decided to abandon your account and gone elsewhere. We will then label your account as Inactive . . .
3. Inactive Member. An Inactive member is one who has not logged into the website and made their presence known for over a month, or a Provisional member who hasn't set up a profile within a week of registering. Inactive members can no longer access member pages. We will send you an email if your membership is made Inactive - we hope that you will then contact us to get your membership restored. We don't like to lose people! You will have a week to respond to the email and restore your membership.
If you don't respond within that week, your membership will be cancelled.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP! We understand that problems can arise that you can't control: e.g. difficulty getting photos, trouble with your internet connection, computer crashes, problems navigating the website, etc.
No matter the difficulty, we want to help you enjoy your time with us. Please EMAIL us if you are having problems with your membership, or call us on 07 211 9106
We look forward to getting to know you!