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This season Queen’s Reach has also been
ruled out of bounds.
Southland District Council environment and
community group manager Bruce Halligan
said the council would be watching the
NZMCA’s legal challenge with interest but
was confident that its bylaw was robust and
largely permissive, as the law intended.
Mr Lochore said his organisation had no
specific qualms with the Southland district
but would like all councils to make more
distinction between self-contained camping
vehicles and those without onboard waste
Seventy percent of the NZMCA’s
membership were now certified as being
self-contained and its rules stipulated that
any new members must meet that criteria
within three months of joining.
Councils – and communities – needed to
recognise that tourism was changing, he
said. Tourism operators were constantly
being told that they needed to look after the
domestic market yet many were failing to
realise that self-contained campers were a
rapidly growing share of that market. Baby
boomers who were now reaching retirement
more likely to
buy a motor
home than a
this and it
“This generation that are retiring and
getting close to retirement are more active
and it’s only going to be a lot more. The
traditional way tourism has been catered
for is going to change.”
The association planned to focus this
year on encouraging communities and
councils to distinguish between responsible
campers and problem campers and to
apply their rules accordingly, Mr Lochore
“Look at capturing a market that benefits
the community, not controlling them.”
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New Zealand Motor Caravan
Association general manager
Camping bylaws under scrutiny (Continued from Page 1)
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The past week in Southland has produced a
mixed bag on the weather front, with floods
last week making way for sunburn by the
Various roads throughout Southland were
affected by flooding with the Whitestone
Bridge, just south of Te Anau washed out
in the same place as in 2010, the result of
400mm of rain having fallen in the area in
the previous 48 hours.
Fortunately for Te Anau, the fibre optic
communications cable that links the town
with the rest of the world remained in tact
this time, sparing residents and visitors
from the chaos that ensued last time.
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Brendan Macnamara of Laser Electrical Te Anau stands in the “puddle” that spilled through both
the Laser Electrical and Te Anau Auto Electrical buildings.
PHOTO: Jackie Knowles
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