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New rules cut pong of freedom camping, not flush it

Paul McBeth
Wed, 01 Dec 2021

New rules cut pong of freedom camping, not flush it
Jim Boult and Stuart Nash are looking forward to the new Frankton campground. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Paul McBeth
Wed, 01 Dec 2021
Tourism minister Stuart Nash is confident New Zealand can build up its number of travelling freedom campers to the pre-covid peak, with new rules to take pong out of the often-derided tourists.Nash announced plans on Tuesday to introduce legislation banning freedom camping on the conservation estate and on non-designated council land for vehicles without a certified self-contained fixed toilet. This is intended to address the highly visible – if perhaps only mildly environmentally damaging – group of tourists that have undermined th...

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