Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Freedom Camping Public Meetings: Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga, Taupō

Public meetings are being held in Twizel, Thames, Whitianga, Tauranga and Taupō from Tuesday 27 April for people to find out more about the government’s proposals to improve freedom camping.

“The public meetings are a good opportunity for people to get information and ask questions in person,” says Danielle McKenzie, Manager Tourism Policy, MBIE.

“The meetings are good for us as well, and based on people’s questions, we’ve clarified some of the language used in the discussion document.”

The clarification relates to Proposal 4 which seeks feedback about the types of toilets that are suitable for a vehicle to be certified as self-contained, and what types of vehicles are suitable.

“We’ve had more than 2,700 responses to the online survey so far, and that’s on top of separate submissions already received,” says Danielle McKenzie.

Information including a discussion document Supporting Sustainable Freedom Camping in Aotearoa New Zealand, one-page summary, and ways to submit, can be found at mbie.govt.nz/freedom-camping-consultation.

Submissions can be made through MBIE’s online survey, an online form, by email or mail, and close on Sunday 16 May.

Public meetings for week commencing 27 April:

· Twizel: Tuesday 27 April, 4.30-6.30pm - Community Lounge, Twizel Event Centre, Marketplace

· Thames : Wednesday 28 April, 10.30am-12.30pm - Council Chambers, 515 Mackay Street

· Whitianga: Wednesday 28 April, 4-6pm - Mercury Bay Community Board Rooms, 10 Monk Street

· Tauranga: Thursday 29 April, 12-2pm - The X Space, Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street

· Taupō: Friday 30 April, 11am-1pm - Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What Triggered The Carnage In Gaza

At last count, 195 Palestinians have reportedly died in the latest round of violence, 55 of them children. Roughly ten times that number have been wounded, and thousands made homeless. On the Israeli side, 8 people have died from rockets fired from Gaza. The imbalance in casualties reflects the vast gap in weaponry between the two sides. The Israelis are carrying out air strikes with impunity on densely populated civilian neighbourhoods... More>>


Budget 2021: Boosts Carbon Neutral Government Commitment

· Budget 2021 delivers $67.4 million to support the transition to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 · State Sector Decarbonisation Fund receives significant boost to support more schools, hospitals and other government organisations to replace ... More>>

Government: To Rev Up Reductions In Transport Emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael Wood today released Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi - Transport Emissions: Pathways to ... More>>

KiwiSaver: Default Provider Scheme Improvements Slash Fees, Boosts Savings

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will be significantly better off in retirement following changes to the default KiwiSaver scheme, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said today. More>>


Child Poverty: Reports Highlight Need For Ongoing Action

The Government has released the first Annual Report for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and the second Child Poverty Related Indicators (CPRI) Report, both of which highlight improvements in the lives of children as a result of actions of the Government, ... More>>


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>





InfoPages News Channels