Nudists call for Kiwis to join them on international 'Day Without Togs'

Kiwis are being encouraged to get their kit off and let it all hang out, loose and free for the upcoming 'Day Without Togs'.

The international day without bathing suits reportedly started in Spain in 2007, and will be celebrated on the last Saturday of January at your local beach.

New Zealand nudist group Free Beaches says the public are welcome to join in for an outing.

"On the last Saturday of January Free Beaches promotes this special day for New Zealand," it says on its site.

"This year it's on January 25th when we expect to have members attending a range of beaches from Northland to Otago. Would you like to join us at one of these venues in January - on Saturday 25th?"

So far, events in New Zealand are scheduled in Northland, Auckland, Hawke's Bay, either Kapiti Coast or Breaker Bay, and in Christchurch.

Participants have no need to worry about legal implications - there is no law against being nude in public as long as there's no offensive or indecent behaviour.

Free Beaches' latest gathering, held at Auckland's North Shore's Pohutukawa Bay on Sunday, was described as "very enjoyable" by one participant.

The 'Barely Three Days Before Christmas' event on Sunday urged Aucklanders to embrace what their mother gave them for a "day of naturist beach fun".

"The event was very enjoyable... no [one] was judging anyone based on what they were wearing or whether they were in shape or not... it's a safe, social and accepting atmosphere," naturist and event participant Josh Klaver told Newshub.

Co-organiser Auckland Young Naturist told Newshub roughly 40 to 50 "like-minded people" made use of the opportunity "to be free and not judged by society".