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Freedom Camping

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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.


No excuse for illegal camping
23 Jun 2017  

No excuse for illegal camping

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.


Community’s views to be sought on freedom camping
12 Jun 2017  

Community’s views to be sought on freedom camping

The Dunedin City Council will seek the community’s views on issues related to freedom camping.


Good information key to managing freedom camping behaviour
8 Jun 2017  

Good information key to managing freedom camping behaviour

Ensuring travellers continue to get plenty of good information on freedom camping rules and etiquette will be a priority for next summer.


Social media connects with freedom campers
20 Apr 2017  

Social media connects with freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer.


Auckland tackles freedom camping issue
21 Feb 2017  

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

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.


Tasman council blocks vehicles from freedom camping area
12 Feb 2017  

Tasman council blocks vehicles from freedom camping area

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.


Social media campaign reaches freedom campers
23 Jan 2017   / /

Social media campaign reaches freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month.