Bay of Plenty Times 8 Nov 2012
The EdgeSkinny dippers attempting a world record in the Bay will be covered in to ensure that unsuspecting beachgoers are not exposed to the fleshy scene. The event organisers have accepted recommendations from the Tauranga City Council for a new location and that shade screens be set up to create a visible barrier. The world record attempt for skinny dipping was arranged by radio station The Edge after listeners voted Mount Maunganui the ideal North Island location. The event will now be held at Papamoa’s Harrison’s Cut on December 1. Council spokeswoman Alison Clifford said other events planned for Mount Maunganui that weekend would make parking and access difficult for the event. Some roads would be closed for a Christmas parade which would be staged on the same day. Harrison’s Cut had ample parking. The council also suggested that a shade screen be erected.
…Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the move away from the main beach and introduction of screens was a “victory for common sense”. When the Bay of Plenty Times first published the story of the plans, Mr McCoskrie hit out at it, saying it was highly offensive and “completely unacceptable”.