The New Plymouth District Council has today voted to extend a freedom camping ban to Corbett Park, which is next to Oakura Pa.
The council also extended the ban to two areas at Tongaporutu in North Taranaki and limited the freedom camping to six carparks at Battiscombe Terrace in Waitara.
This is welcome news to members of the Nga Mahanga a Tairi Hapū, as Corbett Park is right next to Oakura Pa.
The hapu says having freedom camping so close to the pa was distressing, and monitoring of the existing bylaw was totally inadequate.
Jacqui King is a member of Ngā Māhanga a Tairi.