Aotearoa’s last summer of cheap freedom camping
For many New Zealanders, camping in a renovated van somewhere remote and beautiful has long been a treasured summer tradition. A new law will change that for good, explains Jacob Metzger.
We always rode with a third wheel. It’s not that we didn’t want it there – in a pinch, it would have provided sweet, sweet relief – but we did our best to ignore its presence. We rode up front and forced it to sit haphazardly in the gap between the sliding door and the cupboard in the back. When we arrived, we lounged in the rear while it