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May 03, 2017
Another tourist tragedy on our roads. Via Stuff.co.nz
SAM SHERWOOD AND MADDISON NORTHCOTT, May 4 2017
"A man and woman are dead after a campervan crossed the centre line and crashed into a ute in Canterbury. The pair were aged in their mid 20s to early 30s." read more
April 29, 2017
Meet Chris Wagner, the creator of KiwiCamp - a new freedom camping concept unique to Marlborough where tourists use an app on their phone to pay for amenities like showers, washing machines and electricity. Read more on the Stuff news.
October 15, 2016
NZ Herald Article - The tourism industry, local government and other groups have agreed to tackle problems caused by freedom campers this summer.
May 31, 2016
This van is a wonderful example of great small space design! It’s a comfortable space for long-term living, but still can be taken to the most adventurous of locations! by Byce @ Livingbiginatinyhouse.com
June 21, 2016
We believe in bringing our members the best opportunities for camping in NZ. This includes a balance of commercial, private and regionally based camping locations. Check out our camping page on www.allpointscampingnz.org and have a look at http://www.park-sleep.com/ .
With Park-Sleep you can list your properties and for a short time, if you are an All Points Camping Financial Member it will cost you nothing to list.
June 17, 2016
Article by MICHAEL WRIGHT - Last updated 16:28, June 18 2016
"About 4.5 million international tourists are expected to visit New Zealand in 2022. How will we cope?
The most recent meeting of the Westland District Council was a rousing success. The organisation adopted its 2016-17 annual plan – always a relief for a local authority – and this year's iteration budgeted $500,000 to widen and reseal the tourist-heavy Hokitika Gorge road." Read more ...
UK Schools - Camping Benefits Children
December 09, 2015
Identify Toxic Algae and Keep Your Pets and Yourself Safe
December 28, 2015
Cyanobacteria algae is becoming common in NZ waterways during summer months. It is toxix and fatal to dogs. This excellent article on 'Stuff' describes the algae, where it is found and what it looks like.
January 05, 2016
By Kurt Bayer, Vaimoana Tapaleao
This summer a few campers have been targetted at Maitai Bay campsite, one the most popular Department of Conservation Campsites. But as hardened campers, they will be back. Check out the NZ Herald article for the full story.
January 03, 2016
Generating open discussion on how to manage freedom camping is necessary as this trend becomes more common. This article written by our own Gary Stoneley does just that.
December 28, 2015
This summer is looking to be a hot one but great for camping. Check out this article and the new owners at Himatangi Beach Holiday Park
Camping grounds packed for summer season by NICHOLAS MCBRIDE
Last updated 08:02, December 29 2015
December 13, 2015
Article by Kim Fulton - News Service regional reporter
New Zealand families are getting in on an increasingly popular summer activity dubbed "gramping".
Gramping is the term given for young children and grandparents camping while the parents come and go according to their work demands.
Department of Conservation media advisor Leigh-Anne Wiig said it seemed to be happening more as parents often had to work and didn't have enough annual leave to cover the entire school holidays. Read more ...
A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME for TAKAPUNA BEACH HOLIDAY PARK
December 14, 2015
Takapuna Beach Holiday Park has regained it's status as a permited activity on council land, securing a long term lease arrangement into the future. This a fantastic result for the thousands of supporters. More details and news links will be posted as they become available or you can check out the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park's facebook page
From Tasman District - Article courtesy Stuff.co.nz
December 13, 2015
Once again Freedom campers are in th enews for all the wrong reasons. the districts want the tourist dollars. My thoughts are give the tourists some toilets and rubbish bins. Why take their dollars, give them food and packaging and then complain when they have waste to get rid of. There are easy solutions.
Camping Rules changed by Western Bay of Plenty District Council.
January 01, 2020
From NZ Herald - Freedom camping is to be banned over the summer holidays at Bowentown's idyllic Anzac Bay, the Western Bay of Plenty District Council decided today.The decision to prohibit self-contained motor homes from the start of the third week of December to February 10 followed public feedback that the bay looked like a camping ground over the summer. Read more...