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Kiwi Camping Must Be Safe As Houses

10 January 2006

Kiwi Camping Must Be Safe As Houses

New Zealand First is pleased that the Government is proposing to protect an iconic feature of the kiwi lifestyle by providing more camping grounds on DoC land.

“Camping is a traditional summer activity in New Zealand, and it’s important that camping grounds continue to be cheaply available for the average kiwi family to enjoy,” said Conservation spokesperson Doug Woolerton.

“Rising land values in recent years has meant that many camping grounds situated in prime coastal areas have been sold to developers.

“Private property owners can’t be blamed for wanting to profit from their investments, but if it means that ordinary kiwis no longer have access to New Zealand’s popular holiday areas, then action needs to be taken.

“It’s pleasing to see that the Government is viewing this as a public good issue, and not one in which market forces decide the outcome.

“I am confident that the Conservation Minister’s plan to use DoC land for camping grounds, should that be found to be necessary, will meet with Cabinet approval.

“New Zealand First has long warned of the dire consequences of poorly regulated foreign investment and rampant immigration that contribute to our exorbitant land and property prices, and sadly this is but one example of that. Initiatives such as this one are a start, and I urge the Government to ensure that all kiwis can afford a slice of New Zealand,” said Mr Woolerton.


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