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Gisborne bolsters freedom camping officers following funding
2 Dec 2022  

Gisborne bolsters freedom camping officers following funding

The government has awarded Gisborne District Council $128,000 for the recruitment of three part-time staff who will regulate and manage freedom camping in the Tairāwhiti region during summer.


New freedom camping sites proposed for Marlborough
27 Sep 2022  

New freedom camping sites proposed for Marlborough

Marlborough District Council is calling for public feedback on eight proposed freedom camping sites across the region.


Freedom camping bill opens for public feedback
2 Sep 2022  

Freedom camping bill opens for public feedback

Public feedback is now open for the proposed Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Bill.


Watch: Freedom camping bill debate
1 Sep 2022   /

Watch: Freedom camping bill debate

A new national register of self-contained vehicles accessible by the public will be established, says Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.


Legislation introduced to tackle freedom camping impacts
25 Aug 2022   /

Legislation introduced to tackle freedom camping impacts

The government has introduced its Self-contained Motor Vehicle Legislation Bill, which it says will address the environmental and social impacts of freedom camping.


Campers group seeks changes to freedom pooping law
5 Jul 2022  

Campers group seeks changes to freedom pooping law

The Responsible Campers Association is pushing for a law change to minimise the ‘visible after effects’ from people going to the toilet in public.


Marlborough to consult further on freedom camping
21 Apr 2022   /

Marlborough to consult further on freedom camping

Marlborough District Council is not satisfied that restrictions on six proposed freedom camping areas are necessary under the Draft Responsible Camping Bylaw 2022.


Renewed calls for enquiry into freedom camping
3 Feb 2022  

Renewed calls for enquiry into freedom camping

Responsible Campers Association is renewing calls for an enquiry into freedom camping in New Zealand.


Queenstown, Marlborough in freedom camping moves
15 Dec 2021   /

Queenstown, Marlborough in freedom camping moves

Queenstown Lakes District Council will vote on its proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021 tomorrow, Thursday 16 December.


MBIE to hold freedom camping webinars
7 Dec 2021  

MBIE to hold freedom camping webinars

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is hosting webinars for people to learn about the government’s proposed freedom camping changes.


TIA, HPNZ welcome freedom camping rules changes
1 Dec 2021  

TIA, HPNZ welcome freedom camping rules changes

Proposed new freedom camping laws are an opportunity to ease community concerns and create a stronger approach to managing camping around the country, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.


New freedom camping rules for Gisborne
24 Sep 2021  

New freedom camping rules for Gisborne

A new freedom camping bylaw in Gisborne means several changes will be implemented from this season, says Gisborne District Council.


Call for freedom camping bill to go to select committee
23 Sep 2021  

Call for freedom camping bill to go to select committee

A freedom camping bill coming before the parliament should be sent to select committee for debate, says Federated Farmers.


What to do about freedom camping? Manage numbers for a start
16 Aug 2021   /

What to do about freedom camping? Manage numbers for a start

Tackling freedom camping is an issue long overdue for workable solutions, according to industry leaders.


MBIE’s Woodhead on building a sustainable tourism system
6 Aug 2021   /

MBIE’s Woodhead on building a sustainable tourism system

Building a tourism system that maximizes the wellbeing of everyone is something that should be hammered out while international borders are closed, says MBIE’s tourism director Karl Woodhead.


Freedom camping bylaw to be reviewed
6 Aug 2021  

Freedom camping bylaw to be reviewed

Marlborough District Council says it will review its new Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020 to respond to concerns raised by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.


QLDC set to approve new draft of freedom camping bylaw
29 Jul 2021  

QLDC set to approve new draft of freedom camping bylaw

Queenstown Lakes District councillors will meet today to approve a proposed draft for an update to freedom camping regulations in the region.


Whanganui calls for feedback on freedom camping bylaw
15 Jul 2021  

Whanganui calls for feedback on freedom camping bylaw

New rules aim to restrict number of nights, number of vehicles, and allow only self-contained vehicles.


QLDC seeks freedom camping feedback
6 Jul 2021   /

QLDC seeks freedom camping feedback

Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking feedback on freedom camping in the district via a survey.


Responsible camper group cries foul about bill
6 Jul 2021  

Responsible camper group cries foul about bill

An advocacy group wants an inquiry into the freedom camping situation in New Zealand after a related members’ bill on the matter was picked from the ballot last week.


New bill proposes tougher freedom camping rules
2 Jul 2021  

New bill proposes tougher freedom camping rules

More stringent freedom camping restrictions are on the cards if a members’ bill drawn from the ballot Thursday makes its way into law.


A little light, a lot of questions at freedom camping consultation
23 Apr 2021   /

A little light, a lot of questions at freedom camping consultation

Submissions on new freedom camping proposals due 16 May.


More meetings set for freedom camping proposals
23 Apr 2021  

More meetings set for freedom camping proposals

Further public meetings have been scheduled for the government to consult on its new freedom camping proposals.


Freedom camping consultation public meetings start
20 Apr 2021  

Freedom camping consultation public meetings start

Consultation on the government’s freedom camping propopsals is starting with public meetings from today, Tuesday 20 April.


Who should pay to enforce new freedom camping rules?
12 Apr 2021  

Who should pay to enforce new freedom camping rules?

The Govt is proposing industry picks up more of the bill for freedom camping enforcement.


Vehicle standards, tougher penalties focus of freedom camping plans
9 Apr 2021  

Vehicle standards, tougher penalties focus of freedom camping plans

Vehicle rental companies may be required to collect fines under a new set of proposals.


QLDC seeks legal advice on NZMCA challenge
26 Mar 2021   /

QLDC seeks legal advice on NZMCA challenge

Queenstown Lakes District Council is taking legal advice after the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) challenged the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019.


Coromandel camping fines fall following funding
16 Feb 2021  

Coromandel camping fines fall following funding

Less litter, cleaner public toilets, happier visitors and more promotion of the Coromandel were the successful outcomes of the $656,566 Responsible Camping Fund granted to Thames-Coromandel District Council.


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.