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New Zealand: Freedom campers spark toilet debate

(Feb. 17, 2017) -- A proposed new riverside toilet facility hangs in the balance as members of the Whanganui District Council's Property and Community Services committee grapple with how best to cater for growing numbers of freedom campers.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A proposed new riverside toilet facility hangs in the balance as members of the Whanganui District Council’s Property and Community Services committee grapple with how best to cater for growing numbers of freedom campers.

With funding already in the kitty and concept drawings done the new facility is proposed to be built in the former dangerous goods store near the Tram Shed on Taupo Quay.

Property manager Leighton Toy told a meeting on Tuesday the site was considered a good restoration project that could be converted into a 24/7 public toilet facility and that $128,000 had been carried over for the project from the last financial year.

Read the full story in the Wanganui Chronicle.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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