This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'What determines whether a freedom camping violation is a $200 fine or an $800 fine?'.
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 01:46:13 +0000
Subject: Official Information request - What determines whether a freedom camping violation is a $200 fine or an $800 fine?
From: Steve Marshall <[FYI request #15964 email]>
To: Mail Room <[Whangarei District Council request email]>

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Dear Whangarei District Council,

\\ Failing to comply with the rules can result in a $200 fine under the Freedom Camping Act or an $800 fine under the Reserves Act. //;;sdata=oJaHYVfcSyfCFf7125Lnhw03tD%2FpxoOIzyFZxrVRMmQ%3D&amp;reserved=0.

I'd like to know what factors determine whether an infringement notice will be issued under the Freedom Camping Act or the Reserves Act? I'd prefer an answer based on the Acts themselves—their scope and meaning, perhaps—but that's open to you.

My concern is that the determining factor may be discriminatory. For example, tourists get $200 fines—and everyone else, including the homeless, get $800 fines. I want to be transparent because I find that usually gets me the best answer. So that's where I'm coming from.

ka kite
Steve Marshall


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