30 Oct 2019

Lake Waikaremoana visitors urged to look after land

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 30 October 2019

Visitors to Lake Waikaremoana are being urged to look after the land as if it were their closest and dearest friend's home.

That's after the iwi who take care of the area discovered illegal, rubbish-strewn campsites and native bush cleared by freedom campers over the long weekend.

Several of the abandoned campsites were within a fenced Kiwi sanctuary.

Susie Ferguson speaks to Tamati Kruger from Ngāi Tūhoe, who says the inconsiderate behaviour has been going on for decades.