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Upper South Island Summer Holiday Travel


All travellers on the alternate route (state highways 7, 65, 6, and 63) between Christchurch and Picton these summer holidays are being asked to take extra care, be prepared for delays and to be patient.

The average journey time between Christchurch and Picton is currently seven and a half hours. Everyone is urged to allow extra time for delays and the greater volumes of traffic. This is now the main freight route for the South Island - expect a lot more trucks than...

Motorhome Friendly status a boost for Whangamata and Whitianga

Whangamata and Whitianga have been officially welcomed into the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's Motorhome Friendly scheme, leading into the peak summer season.

Proposed amendments to the Self-Containment Standard – NZS 5465:2001

On November 9, 2016, Bruce Stanger and James Imlach met with government and motorhome industry sector representatives to discuss the NZMCA’s proposed changes to NZS 5465.

NZ transport companies sold, new owner eyes growth

Strait Shipping (operator of the Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry service) and Freight Lines are being bought by funds managed by CHAMP Private Equity but it's business as usual.

Taking the ferry and carrying LPG?

A reminder from Interislander

At last – fast, reliable Broadband for members

The NZMCA has launched a new 4G enabled Broadband service designed specifically to meet the needs of motorhomers.

DOC/NZMCA campsite pass agreement renewed for another two years

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and NZMCA have just renewed their exclusive partnership agreement for 2016 – 2018

NZMCA calls on rental industry to ‘play its part’

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association has called on the motorhome rental industry to play its part in protecting Kiwis’ right to freedom camp.

Freedom camping at Gulf Harbour, Auckland

Auckland Council has publically notified a consent application to subdivide land at Gulf Harbour (a.k.a the "hammerhead") into four lots...

Freedom Camping Update – Western Bay of Plenty District

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council recently adopted a revised freedom camping bylaw, which came into effect on 18 December 2015.

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