Fines for freedom campers
More than 150 fines have been issued to people breaching freedom camping rules in the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty areas over the festive season.
From December 11, 2017, to January 21, 2018, a total of 104 complaints were received by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Tauranga City Council and a total of 156 infringement notices were issued.
In Tauranga, there were 66 complaints about freedom campers at 35 locations. The complaints resulted in 136 fines. In the Western Bay, 48 complaints were received and 20 fines were issued.