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Taupō mums fed up with seeing “g-strings” in the district’s swimming spots have called for public signage banning the cheeky togs.

Kayla Edwards started a debate when she posted her concerns on social media two days ago.

She told NZME she felt uncomfortable taking her family swimming at Spa Thermal Park, a public reserve, because others there didn’t know what “appropriate” swimwear was.

Edwards said she was shocked when more than 100 people replied to her Facebook post, many with “negativity and backlash”.

Another Taupō mother, who did not want to be named, told NZME she saw “a lot of people prancing around half-naked” in the district.

“I’ve seen men in mankinis, women walking around in g-string bikinis and even the odd naked person getting changed in public. It’s disgusting and it has to stop.”

In a brief comment, the Taupō District Council said it had not received any complaints about skimpy swimwear or public nudity at council-owned swimming sites in the last year.

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