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Invercargill is gearing up for the summer influx of freedom campers by launching a Responsible Camping Monitoring and Education Programme.
Freedom campers are to be banned from staying overnight at Akaroa in all but one area of the township.
The introduction of measures to upgrade freedom camping facilities and management across popular Central Otago destinations continues apace ahead of summer, with Lake Dunstan in the spotlight.
The council also wants to prohibit freedom camping in non-self contained vehicles across the entire district.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has just announced details of measures it will put in place to manage freedom camping in the popular but under-pressure region this summer.
Hundreds more campers in the Wakatipu could be catered for under a new council plan.
A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended banning freedom camping in all but one area of Akaroa.
Cities at the opposite ends of the country are preparing for the summer tourism rush by putting in place measures to manage freedom camping – some more successfully than others.
More than two-thirds of submissions have backed a proposed by-law that would effectively ban freedom camping from Akaroa.
Two new camping hubs, increased signage and personnel and education programmes and advertising are among the initiatives that Queenstown Lakes District Council plans to bring forward.
The govt changes the criteria for access to the $100m TIF to take $8.5m for its freedom camping quick fixes.
The opposition has slammed the govt for “kicking freedom camping decisions further down the road”.
The money will fund recommendations made by the Responsible Camping Working Group.
NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau says decisions will be taken with operators in mind.
A new cross-district working group of land management agencies has been formed to tackle visitor pressure in the Mackenzie and Waitaki basins.
Waiheke Island has moved to ban freedom camping citing surging tourism and inadequate infrastructure.
Christchurch City Council is to consider a bylaw change to help address community concerns about the impact freedom campers are having on Akaroa.
CamperMate has partnered with Wellington City Council and Sustainable Coastlines to pilot a donation scheme to help make freedom camping easier and more sustainable.
New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has called for a levy on inward flights to NZ to help pay for freedom camping facilities in the region.
Mobile apps, adjustable bylaws and standardised signage were three tools to mitigate freedom camping issues put on the table at yesterday’s Local Government New Zealand symposium.
The government has announced its nine-strong freedom camping working group as council leaders from around the country gather in Nelson for a second Local Government New Zealand symposium on the issue.
The number of visitors who freedom camped in New Zealand has almost doubled since 2015 to reach 110,000 last year, according to MBIE.
A working party led by local and central government on freedom camping is a positive step towards finding solutions for a complex problem, Local Government New Zealand.
The government’s announcement of a new working group on freedom camping has been met by the launch of a private members bill from National that would put the party’s election campaign crackdown into law.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has received a significant amount of feedback in an online poll asking how freedom camping should be managed in the district.
A few “bad apples” are giving freedom camping a bad name when most people are well behaved, says Regional Tourism New Zealand.
QLDC moved on Friday to reduce the impact freedom campers are having at several popular community spaces in Queenstown and Wanaka.
QLDC has been asked to authorise restrictions as the first steps towards addressing irresponsible behaviour by a minority of freedom campers.
Waitaki’s omission is a slap in the face for the people of North Otago.
New Plymouth District (NPD) Mayor Neil Holdom has welcomed Government moves to find a solution to the nationwide freedom camping problems.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has called a meeting of 22 of the country’s mayors to help deal with freedom camping problems.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking public input on the challenges posed by increasing numbers of freedom camping in the district.
Mayor of New Plymouth District calls for stronger freedom camping rules to protect the access of locals.
Queenstown is clamping down on badly behaved freedom campers by doubling patrols and restricting access to the popular Lake Hayes.
The Department of Conservation has banned freedom camping at three Taupō sites citing tourism growth and the rise in non-self-contained vehicles using them.
Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult says he has been left frustrated by van owners who have thwarted his plans to deal with “unacceptable and undesirable” freedom camping habits.
The typical freedom camper who visits the Selwyn district is German, under 30 years of age and in search of eco-tourism attractions.
The National Party has promised to introduce new rules to crack down on freedom camping if it is re-elected.
Auckland Council is to develop a new region-wide bylaw to manage the demands caused by the growth of freedom camping across Auckland.
With Auckland expecting 34,000 visitors for the upcoming All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions Test matches, Alexandra Park is reporting solid bookings from fans as an official pop-up campervan site.
The Dunedin City Council will seek the community’s views on issues related to freedom camping.
Ensuring travellers continue to get plenty of good information on freedom camping rules and etiquette will be a priority for next summer.
A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer.
A bumper tourism season is increasing tensions between freedom campers and locals in Auckland, prompting new moves to see if the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents can peacefully co-exist.
The Tasman District Council will install gates and a gravel bund to block vehicle access to the informal Reilly Street freedom camping area, in response to concerns about pollution, noise and public safety.
A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month.