freedom camping

We collectively design the future we want, through the decisions we make today. Nationally, we have inadvertently designed the tourism trends, types and tours that we now see in New Zealand, perhaps through a misguided belief that the clean...

Freedom costs campers $440,000

Almost 60 per cent of freedom camping fines issued in the Queenstown Lakes district in the past financial year have been paid. Queenstown council's regulatory boss Lee Webster told the Otago Daily Times a total of 3701 infringement notices had...
The National Party says it will take a tougher stand on freedom campers if it is re-elected next month. In Queenstown on Saturday, Prime Minister Bill English said that would include banning vehicles without toilets from parking any more than...
OPINION: Regular readers of this column will know that I have been critical of the actions of freedom campers in our district. This is, of course, a generalisation. Freedom campers with purpose-built, self-contained facilities are most welcome, provided they abide...
OPINION: It's been interesting watching the ongoing debate over freedom camping ebb and flow over the last few months. After a busy tourism season in 2016, the government tried to get ahead of the curve by announcing a $12 million...

Camping clampdown

Freedom clamping is about to be introduced at Lake Hayes. Almost a year ago Queenstown's council began applying clamps to vehicles found to be freedom camping illegally. The first and so far only clamp was applied on December 23, about 72...
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