Freedom camping

Waitaki Lakes campsites privatisation postponed

Waitaki Lakes campsites privatisation postponed

Privatisation by leasing out Waitaki lakes camp sites will probably be deferred at least two years while the Waitaki District Council continues to manage them and get more revenue.

Call to follow resort on freedom campers

Call to follow resort on freedom campers

The Dunedin City Council should follow Queenstown's lead and employ a staff member to fine wayward freedom campers, Otago Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Garey says.

Camping trial stopped

Camping trial stopped

The Dunedin City Council has stopped a trial of a new freedom camping area in the city in its tracks, concerned instead of sharing the load, it may add to the problem.

Freedom and responsibility

Freedom and responsibility

The Department of Conservation and the Dunedin City Council have started discussing possible camping sites on Otago Peninsula. Star reporter Dan Hutchinson takes a look at the issue of budget camping on the peninsula and finds a distinct lack of enthusiasm for new facilities.

Freedom camping proposal concerns

Freedom camping proposal concerns

A Dunedin City Council proposal to move or expand a trial that prompted controversy when freedom campers exceeded expectations at Macandrew Bay has raised concerns in areas on the council radar.

Freedom camping trial 'working' despite excesses

Freedom camping trial 'working' despite excesses

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.

Freedom campers turn attention to Vauxhall

Freedom campers turn attention to Vauxhall

A sterner stance from the Dunedin City Council towards freedom campers at Macandrew Bay seems to have had unintended consequences.

Bid to rid Macandrew Bay of campers

Bid to rid Macandrew Bay of campers

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.

Bay residents voice concerns

Bay residents voice concerns

There is growing discontent among Macandrew Bay residents about freedom campers.

City council monitoring 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.

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