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Plumbing A Public Poo Problem

Friday, 5 August 2022, 1:38 pm | Responsible Campers Association

There’s a small hole in current law which a responsible camping group wants plugged. Often publicly blamed for fouling our natural environment, freedom campers and van travellers have been the target of a lot of poo-slinging lately. Tourism Minister ... More >>

Responsible Campers To Seek Law Change

Monday, 4 July 2022, 9:45 am | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association has today announced they will seek a change to the law that allows defecation in public if a person believes they would not be observed doing so. Spokesman for the group, Bob Osborne explains; “At the moment section ... More >>

Camping Inquiry Called For

Friday, 2 July 2021, 1:28 pm | Responsible Campers Association

A responsible freedom camping advocating group, is again calling for an inquiry into New Zealand’s Freedom Camping situation after Minister Maureen Pughs members bill was pulled from the ballot box yesterday, and the United Nations report into ... More >>

RV Certification Legal Or Not?

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:26 pm | Responsible Campers Association

This year much has been published about NZStandard for self containment of Motor-Caravans & Caravans - NZS;5465. The NZStandard focuses on the facilities in an RV and is often considered out-of-date by many.   After a year long investigation ... More >>

Freedom Campers Congratulate Stuart Nash

Monday, 2 November 2020, 2:00 pm | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association Incorporated, on behalf of responsible campers NZ wide, congratulate Stuart Nash on his appointment to Tourism Minister. It has been a relief to have a Minister that is willing to consider the views of all campers ... More >>

DOC Backs Down. Back Country Included In Freedom Camping Act.

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:53 pm | Responsible Campers Association

In latest developments and following hard on the heels of their success in getting the self containment standard for caravans looked at for inappropriate use by private organizations, Responsible Campers Association have today been advised By Department ... More >>

Camping Lobby Group Launches Petition

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 6:47 am | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association Incorporated have launched a petition asking the Government to complete a review of Freedom Camping in New Zealand. The group has for several years been suggesting that the need to stand back and look at the whole ... More >>

Freedom Camping, After The Lock-down

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 1:33 pm | Responsible Campers Association

One thing is abundantly clear, when this lock down is over, many tourism related businesses will be reliant on Domestic Tourism to stay afloat. But what will that mean from a Freedom Camping point of view? While it has been true, that many towns ... More >>

Campers Call For Rule Relaxation - Corona Virus

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 1:32 pm | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association Incorporated have hit out at Councils closing freedom camping areas and telling campers they need to book in to Holiday parks. The Association says that in light of the requirement for social distancing packing people into Holiday ... More >>

Responsible Campers Lodge Ombudsman Complaint

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:27 am | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association Inc, have this week advised that a Complaint has been Lodged with the Ombudsman over Kaikoura District Councils new Freedom Camping bylaw. The Association says the new bylaw is wrong on so many levels, while Kaikoura ... More >>

Camping Group Calls On Outdoor Recreation Groups

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 10:24 am | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association Incorporated (RCAi)are calling on outdoor recreation groups to join together to ensure the ability to camp remains as a viable option into the future.   RCAi has this week gone public and alerted outdoor groups ... More >>

What is a Responsible Freedom Camper?

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 6:07 pm | Responsible Campers Association

As we again head on into summer and the popular season for Freedom Camping, many are asking just what is a responsible freedom camper? Certainly not a lot has changed since last year. We have the usual NIMBY’s complaining about freedom camping, that’s ... More >>

A Right To Camp?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 2:12 pm | Responsible Campers Association

In recent weeks Responsible Campers Association Incorporated (RCAi) has become involved in some high level discussions about our right to camp. This began out of discussion about the disabled who which to participate in Sport and Recreation activities. More >>

Why fining Freedom Campers will never work in NZ

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 5:02 pm | Responsible Campers Association

We have in recent times seen what can only be called an explosion in complaints about Freedom Campers not paying fines. More >>

Responsible Freedom Campers Accreditation widens scope

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 11:53 am | Responsible Campers Association

The changes came about after discussions with Councils as well as other stakeholders and confirms that the need to educate is far more important than separating Kiwi’s from tourists. More >>

Draconian laws push Responsible Freedom Camping underground

Friday, 8 February 2019, 5:15 pm | Responsible Campers Association

For over 25 years now, the “New Zealand Standard for the self containment for Motor Caravans” (NZS:5465) has been in place. During this time it has failed to solve any Freedom Camping problems, and has become little more than a method of infringement ... More >>

Freedom Camping Woes Exposed

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:05 am | Responsible Campers Association

Responsible Campers Association has this week exposed some disturbing aspects to our Freedom Camping Regulations. More >>