13 Dec 2011

Freedom campers dodge fines

5:32 pm on 13 December 2011

Freedom campers are leaving New Zealand without paying their instant fines.

Legislation was passed in August this year giving councils the power to fine them $200.

But only 33 of the 150 campers fined in Queenstown have actually paid, leaving $30,000 outstanding.

Lakes Environmental says Queenstown Lakes District Council will look to rental companies to recover the fines since they can charge them to customer credit cards.