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The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment has awarded its Responsible Camping Summer Research 2019/20 project to Auckland’s Fresh Information.
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.
As the hot weather ramps up, the Department of Conservation is urging people not to light fires in prohibited areas.
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.
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 are now across the Coromandel, as the district looks to combat the challenges of freedom camping.
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’s i-SITEs are the first in the country to assign staff members as responsible camping ambassadors, says Destination Rotorua.
Marlborough Council has deployed more rangers for the summer period in a bid to promote responsible camping.
A new app, AI solar-powered cameras, and a new zoning pilot will all be implemented this summer to help manage freedom camping.
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.
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 Lakes District Council is proposing freedom camping be prohibited in new areas across the district in the wake of strong residential growth.
Hurunui District Council has restricted freedom camping at a number of reserves to ensure facilities in the region can cope.
The minister responds to operators’ top industry concern.
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.
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 Council has moved to restrict freedom camping across the region with officials looking to see how the activity can be curtailed.
Auckland Council has deferred a decision on its proposed freedom camping bylaw.
The government is doubling down on its freedom camping funding making a further $8m available for summer 2019/20.
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.
Westland mayor Bruce Smith says the district council is taking action to help ensure commercial operators do not suffer from free freedom camping sites.
The domestic campaign encourages visitors to camp in the right places and use the facilities provided.
Auckland council’s proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles ByLaw includes 422 sites across the region where freedom camping could be prohibited or restricted.
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.