Crackdown on freedom camping fine-dodgers

  • 16/08/2016
Brendan Duffy
Brendan Duffy

One of the country's biggest campervan suppliers is helping local authorities collect fines from freedom campers who break the law.

Tourism Holdings, which operates the Maui, Britz and Mighty rental campervan brands is collecting fines issued by the Thames-Coromandel and Queenstown-Lakes district councils from their own customers.

"We have a fantastic country with beautiful scenery, and we want to keep it that way," says Horowhenua Mayor and vice-president of Local Government NZ, Brendan Duffy.

Mr Duffy spoke to Paul Henry on Tuesday morning.