2 Dec 2019

Freedom camping improvements launched as summer begins

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 2 December 2019

Artificial intelligence, solar powered cameras and special ambassadors are the latest initiatives to encourage responsible camping this summer.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced the new initiatives today in a bid to help councils and communities better manage the upcoming surge in visitors.

The planned changes are being welcomed by communities most affected by freedom campers, who are now being dubbed "responsible campers" to try and encourage better behaviour.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.