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Waikato River Authority calls for tougher regulations on freedom camping
20 Nov 2020  

Waikato River Authority calls for tougher regulations on freedom camping

The Waikato River Authority is calling for a full review of freedom camping regulations in order to protect the country’s waterways.


Industry slams Govt’s $8m for freedom camping
21 Aug 2020   /

Industry slams Govt’s $8m for freedom camping

The money should be spent helping operators survive the pandemic, says an industry group.


Marlborough seeks feedback on freedom camping
11 Aug 2020  

Marlborough seeks feedback on freedom camping

Marlborough District Council is seeking public submissions on the district’s Freedom Camping Bylaw.


Freedom camping sites should stay shut at alert level 2 – HPNZ
6 May 2020   /

Freedom camping sites should stay shut at alert level 2 – HPNZ

Freedom camping sites should not be allowed to reopen at Covid-19 alert level 2, says Holiday Parks New Zealand.


Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers
6 Apr 2020   /

Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers

Porritt Stadium in Hamilton has been set up as a Covid-19 self-isolation site for freedom campers at the request of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.


Nelson freedom campers directed to campgrounds
31 Mar 2020   /

Nelson freedom campers directed to campgrounds

Nelson and Tasman commercial campgrounds will provide temporary space for freedom campers who don’t have a place to stay for the next four weeks in isolation.


Campers urged to head to holiday parks for lockdown
25 Mar 2020   /

Campers urged to head to holiday parks for lockdown

Holiday parks are the best option for campervan visitors as districts close or limit freedom camping sites.


Kāpiti to continue freedom camping research
11 Mar 2020  

Kāpiti to continue freedom camping research

Kāpiti Coast District Council will continue surveying freedom campers in the district in March after doing so through the summer season.


Kaikoura freedom camping rules challenged
5 Mar 2020  

Kaikoura freedom camping rules challenged

Responsible Campers Association has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over Kaikoura District Council’s new freedom camping bylaw.


Christchurch implements freedom camping restrictions
28 Feb 2020  

Christchurch implements freedom camping restrictions

Christchurch City Council is closing North Beach Car Park to freedom camping in the weekends during surf lifesaving season due to concerns over safety and public access.


Outdoor groups want more say in freedom camping management
19 Feb 2020  

Outdoor groups want more say in freedom camping management

Off-roader’s, hunters, trampers, river users and other outdoor groups are calling on Minister Kelvin Davis to address what they say are inequalities in freedom camping.


Kaikōura surveys freedom campers
17 Feb 2020  

Kaikōura surveys freedom campers

Kaikoura District Council has launched a survey to guage the camping experience in the district.


Vuletich’s Fresh Info wins $144k freedom camping contract
22 Jan 2020  

Vuletich’s Fresh Info wins $144k freedom camping contract

The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment has awarded its Responsible Camping Summer Research 2019/20 project to Auckland’s Fresh Information.


Locals express concern over Tasman freedom camping
15 Jan 2020  

Locals express concern over Tasman freedom camping

Local residents and iwi have expressed concerns to the Tasman District Council Council relating to pollution and health and safety at the Waitapu Bridge freedom camping site.


DOC urges campers to stick to no-fire rules
14 Jan 2020   /

DOC urges campers to stick to no-fire rules

As the hot weather ramps up, the Department of Conservation is urging people not to light fires in prohibited areas.


Kiwis divided over freedom campers – study
20 Dec 2019  

Kiwis divided over freedom campers – study

New research from Massey University has revealed New Zealanders are divided over their feelings towards freedom campers, with growing concern among locals about the risks of over-tourism and the toll on the environment.


Responsible camping ambassadors for Waikato
20 Dec 2019  

Responsible camping ambassadors for Waikato

Waikato District Council has added staff in the form of responsible camping ambassadors to help manage freedom camping over the summer season, following extra funding from the government.


Responsible camping ambassadors hit Coromandel
18 Dec 2019  

Responsible camping ambassadors hit Coromandel

Responsible Camping Ambassadors are now across the Coromandel, as the district looks to combat the challenges of freedom camping. 


Waitaki adds freedom camping ambassadors for summer
16 Dec 2019  

Waitaki adds freedom camping ambassadors for summer

Waitaki District Council has appointed two part-time Responsible Freedom Camping Ambassadors to patrol the Ōamaru area and the Ahuriri and Waitaki Valleys over summer.


Rotorua i-SITE staff take on freedom camping
4 Dec 2019   /

Rotorua i-SITE staff take on freedom camping

Rotorua’s i-SITEs are the first in the country to assign staff members as responsible camping ambassadors, says Destination Rotorua.


More rangers for Marlborough freedom camping hot spots
2 Dec 2019  

More rangers for Marlborough freedom camping hot spots

Marlborough Council has deployed more rangers for the summer period in a bid to promote responsible camping.


New tech to help manage freedom camping
2 Dec 2019   /

New tech to help manage freedom camping

A new app, AI solar-powered cameras, and a new zoning pilot will all be implemented this summer to help manage freedom camping.


Gisborne’s Marina car park closed to freedom campers
14 Nov 2019  

Gisborne’s Marina car park closed to freedom campers

The marina car park in Gisborne is officially closed to freedom campers, following the Gisborne District Council’s decision of a temporary closure for the 2019/2020 season.


LINZ introduces extra facilities for Lake Dunstan camping
11 Nov 2019   /

LINZ introduces extra facilities for Lake Dunstan camping

Campsites at Lake Dunstan in Central Otago will have additional toilets and increase rubbish removal in a bid to cope with the influx of campers expected this summer season.


Queenstown looks at freedom camping ban in new areas
11 Oct 2019   /

Queenstown looks at freedom camping ban in new areas

Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing freedom camping be prohibited in new areas across the district in the wake of strong residential growth.


Hurunui restricts freedom camping
18 Sep 2019  

Hurunui restricts freedom camping

Hurunui District Council has restricted freedom camping at a number of reserves to ensure facilities in the region can cope.


“I’d rather be criticised for doing too much than doing nothing” – Davis
6 Sep 2019  

“I’d rather be criticised for doing too much than doing nothing” – Davis

The minister responds to operators’ top industry concern.


Nelson: $256k camping funding for education, facilities and survey
2 Sep 2019   /

Nelson: $256k camping funding for education, facilities and survey

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says the council will spend its $256k funding on its camping education programme, a temporary toilet and washroom hub, increased facilities for campers’ waste management, and a user survey.


Tech, education, enforcement share $8m freedom camping funding
2 Sep 2019   /

Tech, education, enforcement share $8m freedom camping funding

Technology pilots providing improved information to freedom campers, as well education, enforcement and temporary camping facilities are all measures that will be funded this summer as efforts to support responsible camping continue.


Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping
23 Aug 2019  

Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping

Auckland Council has moved to restrict freedom camping across the region with officials looking to see how the activity can be curtailed.


Legal threat prompts Auckland Council to delay freedom camping decision
20 Jun 2019  

Legal threat prompts Auckland Council to delay freedom camping decision

Auckland Council has deferred a decision on its proposed freedom camping bylaw.


Govt doubles down on freedom camping funding
17 May 2019  

Govt doubles down on freedom camping funding

The government is doubling down on its freedom camping funding making a further $8m available for summer 2019/20.


Operators line up to slam Westland council camping sites…
8 Feb 2019  

Operators line up to slam Westland council camping sites…

Accommodation providers from across Westland have lined up to slam the council’s new freedom camping sites with some claiming they will soon be put out of business by them.  


…while Westland mayor promises “immediate” action
8 Feb 2019  

…while Westland mayor promises “immediate” action

Westland mayor Bruce Smith says the district council is taking action to help ensure commercial operators do not suffer from free freedom camping sites.


Watch: TNZ launches $510k freedom camping campaign 
10 Dec 2018   /

Watch: TNZ launches $510k freedom camping campaign 

The domestic campaign encourages visitors to camp in the right places and use the facilities provided.


Proposed freedom camping bylaw puts 422 Akl sites on watchlist
5 Dec 2018  

Proposed freedom camping bylaw puts 422 Akl sites on watchlist

Auckland council’s proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles ByLaw includes 422 sites across the region where freedom camping could be prohibited or restricted.


Invercargill launches responsible camping blitz
13 Nov 2018  

Invercargill launches responsible camping blitz

Invercargill is gearing up for the summer influx of freedom campers by launching a Responsible Camping Monitoring and Education Programme.


Freedom camping restricted at Akaroa
9 Nov 2018  

Freedom camping restricted at Akaroa

Freedom campers are to be banned from staying overnight at Akaroa in all but one area of the township.


LINZ targets Lake Dunstan freedom camping
31 Oct 2018  

LINZ targets Lake Dunstan freedom camping

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.


Westland plans to ban freedom camping at 24 sites
29 Oct 2018  

Westland plans to ban freedom camping at 24 sites

The council also wants to prohibit freedom camping in non-self contained vehicles across the entire district.


Queenstown Lakes’ summer freedom camping fixes in numbers
25 Oct 2018  

Queenstown Lakes’ summer freedom camping fixes in numbers

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.


More parks, bikepacker camps: QLDC’s new camping strategy
23 Oct 2018  

More parks, bikepacker camps: QLDC’s new camping strategy

Hundreds more campers in the Wakatipu could be catered for under a new council plan.


Freedom campers’ “disrespectful behaviour” prompts restriction
9 Oct 2018  

Freedom campers’ “disrespectful behaviour” prompts restriction

A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended banning freedom camping in all but one area of Akaroa.


Dunedin, Auckland prep for inner-city freedom camping
2 Oct 2018  

Dunedin, Auckland prep for inner-city freedom camping

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.


Akaroa freedom camping ban gathers support
13 Sep 2018  

Akaroa freedom camping ban gathers support

More than two-thirds of submissions have backed a proposed by-law that would effectively ban freedom camping from Akaroa.


Hotspots earmark funds for hubs, compliance, education
17 Aug 2018   /

Hotspots earmark funds for hubs, compliance, education

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.


Govt dips into TIF for $8.5m freedom camping fixes
16 Aug 2018   /

Govt dips into TIF for $8.5m freedom camping fixes

The govt changes the criteria for access to the $100m TIF to take $8.5m for its freedom camping quick fixes.


Nats: Freedom camping plan “off somewhere in the never never”
16 Aug 2018  

Nats: Freedom camping plan “off somewhere in the never never”

The opposition has slammed the govt for “kicking freedom camping decisions further down the road”.


Govt: $8.5m for short-term freedom camping fixes
15 Aug 2018  

Govt: $8.5m for short-term freedom camping fixes

The money will fund recommendations made by the Responsible Camping Working Group.


“Smart solutions” developing for camping reform
25 Jul 2018   /

“Smart solutions” developing for camping reform

NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau says decisions will be taken with operators in mind.