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Freedom Camping

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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.


New cross-district group to tackle visitor pressure
23 Jul 2018  

New cross-district group to tackle visitor pressure

A new cross-district working group of land management agencies has been formed to tackle visitor pressure in the Mackenzie and Waitaki basins.


Waiheke moves to ban freedom camping
10 Jul 2018  

Waiheke moves to ban freedom camping

Waiheke Island has moved to ban freedom camping citing surging tourism and inadequate infrastructure.


Christchurch to consider freedom camping change
9 Jul 2018  

Christchurch to consider freedom camping change

Christchurch City Council is to consider a bylaw change to help address community concerns about the impact freedom campers are having on Akaroa.


CamperMate, Wellington partner in freedom camping koha pilot
3 Jul 2018  

CamperMate, Wellington partner in freedom camping koha pilot

CamperMate has partnered with Wellington City Council and Sustainable Coastlines to pilot a donation scheme to help make freedom camping easier and more sustainable. 


Mayor: Tourist levy needed to help pay for freedom camping
23 Apr 2018  

Mayor: Tourist levy needed to help pay for freedom camping

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.


Apps, bylaws and signs: freedom camping solutions under discussion
20 Apr 2018  

Apps, bylaws and signs: freedom camping solutions under discussion

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.


Freedom camping working group named as LGNZ symposium starts
19 Apr 2018  

Freedom camping working group named as LGNZ symposium starts

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.


MBIE: Freedom campers almost double in two years to reach 110k
13 Apr 2018  

MBIE: Freedom campers almost double in two years to reach 110k

The number of visitors who freedom camped in New Zealand has almost doubled since 2015 to reach 110,000 last year, according to MBIE.


LGNZ: Funding options needed for freedom camping
15 Mar 2018   /

LGNZ: Funding options needed for freedom camping

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.


National launch private bill crackdown following freedom camping forum
9 Mar 2018  

National launch private bill crackdown following freedom camping forum

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 freedom camping feedback available
5 Mar 2018  

Queenstown freedom camping feedback available

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.


RTNZ: A few “bad apples” spoiling freedom camping
19 Feb 2018   /

RTNZ: A few “bad apples” spoiling freedom camping

A few “bad apples” are giving freedom camping a bad name when most people are well behaved, says Regional Tourism New Zealand. 


Queenstown starts freedom camping clamping
18 Feb 2018  

Queenstown starts freedom camping clamping

QLDC moved on Friday to reduce the impact freedom campers are having at several popular community spaces in Queenstown and Wanaka.


QLDC asked to authorise freedom camping changes
6 Feb 2018   /

QLDC asked to authorise freedom camping changes

QLDC has been asked to authorise restrictions as the first steps towards addressing irresponsible behaviour by a minority of freedom campers.


Dean: Waitaki omission from freedom camping forum a “slap in the face”
6 Feb 2018  

Dean: Waitaki omission from freedom camping forum a “slap in the face”

Waitaki’s omission is a slap in the face for the people of North Otago.


Mayor welcomes government’s freedom camping call
2 Feb 2018  

Mayor welcomes government’s freedom camping call

New Plymouth District (NPD) Mayor Neil Holdom has welcomed Government moves to find a solution to the nationwide freedom camping problems.


Minister: An opportunity to address freedom camping
31 Jan 2018  

Minister: An opportunity to address freedom camping

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has called a meeting of 22 of the country’s mayors to help deal with freedom camping problems.


QLDC seeks public input on freedom camping
30 Jan 2018  

QLDC seeks public input on freedom camping

Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking public input on the challenges posed by increasing numbers of freedom camping in the district.


New Plymouth mayor calls for stronger freedom camping rules
30 Jan 2018  

New Plymouth mayor calls for stronger freedom camping rules

Mayor of New Plymouth District calls for stronger freedom camping rules to protect the access of locals.


Queenstown clamps down on freedom campers
12 Dec 2017   /

Queenstown clamps down on freedom campers

Queenstown is clamping down on badly behaved freedom campers by doubling patrols and restricting access to the popular Lake Hayes.  


DOC bans freedom camping at Taupō sites
30 Nov 2017  

DOC bans freedom camping at Taupō sites

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.


Mayor thwarted, frustrated by freedom campers
24 Oct 2017  

Mayor thwarted, frustrated by freedom campers

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.


Report: Freedom campers offer unique opportunities
4 Oct 2017  

Report: Freedom campers offer unique opportunities

The typical freedom camper who visits the Selwyn district is German, under 30 years of age and in search of eco-tourism attractions.


Freedom camping crackdown in National Party tourism policy
28 Aug 2017   /

Freedom camping crackdown in National Party tourism policy

The National Party has promised to introduce new rules to crack down on freedom camping if it is re-elected.


New freedom camping bylaw to be developed
14 Aug 2017  

New freedom camping bylaw to be developed

Auckland Council is to develop a new region-wide bylaw to manage the demands caused by the growth of freedom camping across Auckland.