The NZMCA supports most of the proposed legislative changes in the Bill, while accepting the reforms are necessary to better protect the environment and communities from the negative impacts of freedom camping.
We identified four primary issues with the Bill and recommended alternative solutions that will help simplify the new regulatory regime, without undermining the intent of the Bill. For example
The Association’s submission also reminds the Select Committee why these reforms are necessary. Certain groups are deliberatively undermining the system by spreading misinformation, lowering the standard of vehicle inspections, distributing imitation warrant cards, and encouraging campers to refuse to cooperate with enforcement officers.
Please visit the NZ Parliament website to read about the Bill or to make an individual submission. CLICK HERE for a copy of the NZMCA’s submission on the Bill.