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Caravan Camping New Zealand

Forum Promotional Material - Clip-sheet

Forum Promotional Material - Flier (3/A4 sheet)

Forum Promotional Material - Long Word version

Forum Promotional Material - Short Word version


GPS (POI) file of locations of public dump stations (.csv format)

(1.0Mb pdf) Locations of public dumpstations

(1.1Mb pdf) Caltex Smartcard Outlets

Mobilcard Outlets - Select Mobilcard nationwide sites for North and South island listings

DOC Campsites by region

NZ Camping Grounds locations and ratings

Pics of and comments about favourite parking spots

Map resource showing freedom camping and other attractions and facilities

Map resource showing legal public walking access routes.

North Island distance calculator

South Island distance calculator

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Freedom Camping Resources

Condensed Listing of Local Authority Freedom Camping Bylaws (thanks to James Imlach NZMCA)

Far North District Council

Thames Coromandel District Council

Designated freedom camping areas in Tauranga city

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Gisborne District Council

Kapiti Coast

Nelson City

Grey District Council

Ashburton District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Central Otago District Council

Clutha District Council

Southland District Council

DOC Prohibited Areas

DOC Area Map

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Map with locations of Spark public WiFi coverage

Maps showing Spark mobile coverage/

Navigable map showing Vodafone 3G coverage

Maps showing 2 Degrees mobile coverage/

Article on polishing your vehicle - submitted by Trevor Jans

Brilliant site to locate all sorts of useful POI's

New Zealand Open GPS Maps Project - free downloadable maps for Garmin GPS's

Internet connection speed test

Explore solar panel and battery capacity required for your power demand

Cable size/voltage drop calculator (basic)

Cable size/voltage drop calculator (advanced)

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Self-containment of motor caravans (A summary kindly provided by Bruce Stanger (NZMCA))

Classes of driver licence - Fact Sheet

Road User Charges - July 2013 (Download)

Road User Charges (Download) Questions & Answers - Oct 09

Getting a COF

Warrants of Electrical Fitness

A Frame Towing Recommendations (November 2013)

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Akarua - Vinyard

Hinton - Vinyard & orchard

Golden Bay Fruit - Orchard and pack-house work

H J Roberts - Orchard - Otago

Employment opportunities - Central Otago

Jobs Central - Seasonal work in Central Otago

Can Staff - Canterbury

Vincon Ltd - Vinyard contracting

Pick a Picker - Seasonal work in the fruit industry

Pick NZ - Seasonal work by region

Wanaka-Queenstown Job Agency - Jobs in Wanaka, Queenstown and Marlborough

Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal Work NZ

Talleys Ltd - Vegetables and Fish - South Island

House sitting opportunities - (Requires registration)

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Member Links - blogs

John & Helen





The Flying Tortoise



Romany Rambler

Member Links - photo galleries



MarkHoward - Mark & Kathy's "Canterbury Trip" 2011
MarkHoward - Mark & Kathy's "North of the North Tour" 2010
MarkHoward - Mark & Kathy's "Bottom Tour" 2009
MarkHoward - Nelson/Marlborough Trip 2008

SteveC - Progress so far

Maverick Dragon - Kerikeri Water Sculpture

Prada - Our Treasure

Kaitoa - Our housetruck from the very beginning

Puff the Maverick Dragon

Ron O'Laughlin - On the road NZ


relievingbob - Pica

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Fun Stuff

Caravan Tossing

Daily Sudoku


Free-to-air TV guide

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