The CEO of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Bruce Lochore is accusing campground owners of "crying wolf" over the negative impact of freedom campers.
Blocking the entrance to a reserve popular with freedom campers was done by a young US man "concerned for the environment" - with help from a local farmer.
Freedom camping at a North Otago spot is to be banned following a community-led trial that allowed five camping sites.
Clutha's mayor wants to move away from using the term ``freedom camping'' and instead talk of ``responsible'' or ``irresponsible'' campers.
Dunedin's image is being tarnished by the messy area in the central city where campervans congregate, a councillor and community board deputy chairman say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 consequences.
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.
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 tourists.
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.