German Tourists Have Nightmare Injuries: Couple Savagely Beaten and Robbed in Whakatane, German Tourists Robbed in Invercargill – ongoing updates

the site of the attack in Whakatane Two reminders this festive season that poverty in New Zealand continues to make it a very unsafe tourism destination. A young German couple, sleeping in their tent in the small town of Whakatane (renowned for its gang activity) were beaten severely and robbed in the early hours of Boxing Day.…

Swiss Campers’ Tyres Slashed In Kaikoura- updated

Update 3 March 2012:  For background to the issue of freedom camping in Hapuku read Hapuku Local Damaged Road To Deter Freedom Campers Know any more about this story and the people involved? we’d like to hear from you please leave a message. We’re saddened to hear of  another malicious act against camping tourists in New…

Freedom Campers "Should Be Shot"

The president of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, Dick Waters, may have wounded himself in his own foot after issuing another call yesterday for freedom campers to be “shot” if they use vans that don’t have their own toilet facilities. Mr Waters, is reported as having said yesterday that “Messy freedom campers who trundle…