Objectives & Code of Conduct
The NZMCA's goal is to be the foremost authority on all things Motor Caravanning in New Zealand. To achieve this goal we will:
- Promote the operation of privately owned motor caravans in New Zealand.
- Furnish technical assistance in the construction, maintenance and operation of motor caravans.
- Foster good fellowship and enjoyment of motor caravanning amongst members.
- Promote and arrange rallies, displays, exhibitions, seminars, lectures and discussion.
- Provide, establish and manage workshops, canteens and any other facilities for the use and benefit of members and prospective members.
- Print and publish magazines, reports and other documents for the benefit of members.
- Monitor central, regional and local government legislation and make representations thereon where considered necessary.
- Encourage and foster road safety, safe driving and courtesy.
- Obtain better terms in matters relating to motor caravan ownership and operation including road charges and taxes, license fees, insurance, registration and purchase discounts.
- Purchase, prepare, import, sell, lease, hire and otherwise deal in such property as will foster motor caravanning.
- Encourage and foster approved waste disposal practices.
Members are committed to the following code of conduct:
- Treat others with respect and courtesy wherever you are.
- Be a considerate and safe driver. Obey NZ road safety rules, and pull over to let others pass.
- Keep and leave your camp site clean and tidy – perhaps even cleaner than you found it.
- Dispose of black and grey wastewater and rubbish in a sanitary and approved manner.
- Avoid causing visual or noise pollution, e.g. only use generators, stereos etc at appropriate times during the day and don't hang washing out in places that may offend others.
- Park your vehicle with safety in mind, in case of fire or flooding. Three metres from other vehicles or inhabited buildings is recommended.
- Observe fire restrictions. Use built fireplaces and portable BBQs if you wish to cook outside.
- Comply with local animal control by-laws. Keep your pets under control and pick up after them.
- Be discreet when choosing an overnight parking spot - consider how the surrounding neighbours may react.
- Respect restrictions for length of stay - do not overstay your welcome. If asked to move on, do so gracefully.
- Offer to pay for facilities used. Water, power, waste disposal, road and ground maintenance all cost money.
- Do not demand discounts or special treatment using the Association name.
- Abide by NZMCA regulations.
Non-compliance with this code of conduct is deemed to be conduct detrimental to the Association – membership may be suspended or revoked after due investigation.