The Dunedin City Council insists extra efforts to control
freedom camping on Otago Peninsula are working, despite a
complaint to police about the numbers descending on Macandrew
Bay late last week.
A sterner stance from the Dunedin City Council towards
freedom campers at Macandrew Bay seems to have had unintended
Macandrew Bay may soon be free of freedom campers: residents'
opposition has prompted the Otago Peninsula Community Board
to seek immediate changes to the Dunedin City Council's trial
of designated freedom camping locations.
There is growing discontent among Macandrew Bay residents
about freedom campers.
An influx of freedom campers at Macandrew Bay is being
closely monitored by the Dunedin City Council, as part of its
review of trial camping allowances.
New rules for freedom campers have been approved by the
Dunedin City Council, but without a blunt warning to
Plans to ease Dunedin's freedom camping restrictions have
aroused the ire of holiday park owners who fear being
undercut by the Dunedin City Council.
The boundaries separating where freedom campers can and
cannot park up overnight within the Queenstown Lakes district
are being disputed by the body representing caravan users.
Freedom campers and other independent travellers are being
enticed to Dunedin.
A push to ease restrictions on freedom camping in Dunedin has
taken a step forward after being endorsed for public
consultation by city councillors.
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