New toilet rule for freedom campers

June 6, 2017

The government has announced new rules for freedom campers in New Zealand.

From next year, all campers wishing to certify their vehicles as self-contained will have to comply with the stricter rule on toilet facilities.

Standards New Zealand said campers would need to have a usable toilet within their vehicle to be allowed to stay at restricted areas provided by councils and the Department of Conservation.

Many district councils already only allow freedom camping in certified self-contained vehicles, which have the capacity to carry three days’ waste.

Standards New Zealand manager Carmen Mak said the amended standard meant the vehicle’s toilet must be able to be used inside, even when the bed was in place.

She said that would help ensure freedom campers did not affect the environment.

The stricter standard comes into effect in February.

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We have no toilets in our camping bus we usually stay and holiday parks or stop at public places to use the rest rooms




man the government has changed everything


The government is changing everything


good job