Further to this thread and prompted by by a question on how LAs get awarded MHF status I have again looked at the Rotorua Lakes DC bylaws.
When RLDC negotiated with the NZMCA over 18 months ago, Bruce Lochore reported that their Traffic bylaw was to be amended.
2 months after MHF status was awarded the bylaw remained un-altered, reading:
21 Caravans I camper vehicles
21.1 No person shall stop, stand or park any caravan, camper vehicle, house bus or mobile home on any
road for any continuous period exceeding seven days without the prior written consent of Council.
21.2 No person is permitted to use a caravan, camper vehicle, house bus or mobile home parked in
accordance with clause 21.1 as a place of sleeping accommodation.
Now, more than a year on, the RLDC have still not got around to meeting their obligations by altering their bylaw along the lines agreed with NZMCA
It seems that the Council have secured promotion from NZMCA through both the magazine and the MHF website without giving anything concrete in return (my point being, without a change to their bylaw, they can, on a whim, recommence moving people into "designated camping grounds").
See here for a post on the subject from over a year ago. http://www.nzmotorhome.co.nz/NZMotorhom ... =16#p97276