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Winter 2024

ISSUE 8

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Am I freedom camping?

Bette Cosgrove

Infographic created from the quiz by Leanne Edwards from Quirky Campers


You may be surprised to learn when you are and aren’t actually freedom camping, and subject to freedom camping laws. Where and how to legally freedom camp is limited by the both law and bylaws to encourage responsible camping.

You can freedom camp anywhere on public land:

  • where there is no bylaw to prohibit it, and your vehicle has a current/valid warrant, ie. it is a certified Self-Contained Vehicle [SCV],

  • in a tent (or temporary structure) where there is no bylaw prohibiting it,

  • in a non-self-contained vehicle where it is specifically allowed (with or without added restrictions).

Freedom Camping Act 2011: ckw.nz/FC-lawRegulations: ckw.nz/scv-regs

Not many score more than half. How well can you do?16 = all correct]

Your score and model responses are revealed when you submit your answers. No personal data is collected by this self test.

Do the test: ckw.nz/fc-yes-no


Photo: Image ©2024 M Richardson

 
Freedom camping & self-containment

2 Where are we at with self-containment and freedom camping?

2 Who can freedom camp from now until 7 June 2025?

4 Getting your camping vehicle certified

8 Am I freedom camping?

8 What you need for a green warrant for freedom camping

10 Planning a toilet for the freedom camping green warrant?

12 Venting a toilet cassette: why, what, when and how

14 Keeping up with the self-containment changes

16 Composting and coddiwompling ︎

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