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The Wakatipu owner of this tongue-in-cheek sign says he’s not against freedom camping – just those who don’t do it sensibly. 

Former Queenstown police sergeant Mike Robb says as a joke he put the sign on a gate leading to an 11-hectare spread he owns on Malaghans Road two weeks ago. 

Robb uses the land between Queenstown and Arrowtown for horses and says before he put the gate and sign up he’d get heaps of freedom campers parking there overnight. 

“There were no issues with toileting or anything – but some of them would get quite grumpy when told to leave and swear at me. 

“I’m not against freedom camping. I did it all around the United States and Europe but you have to be a bit sensible with it.”