Part owner of the Silver Birch Motor camp in Tauranga, Richy Robin is complaining about Motor Homes Parking away from her "luvly" and "expensive" camp and wants The Gummint to make them come in and assist her to live better by filling the camp coffers with money for nothing in the way of services they offer or the occupants need other than a space.
I wonder why she does't want truckies out of their hours to be included by preventing them from parking up in a layby. While you are at it you whining bint why not expand your "law" to prevent someone buying a bandaid from a shop and treating a cut finger to avoid a trip to a Dr's surgery, stop people buying a cooked chook and some salad from a supermarket and eating it across the road from a five star restaurant, or even prevent someone with a minor mechanical problem with the family car getting help from a mechanic mate.
I note from your rather primitive website that it costs $52 to provide me with space to "park" my rig overnight but later in the year it will only cost me $32. and at any time I will only leave "wheel marks".
That is only for two adults who wont be using your shower, your kitchen , your toilets or your playground.
My modest traveling "apartment" is 'certified self contained' ie it has been inspected by unpaid volunteers from the NZ Motor Caravan Assn and complies with the exacting standards they set, pretty much equivalent to a residential drainage requirement, has a fire extinguisher, storage for Grey water greater than the volume of fresh water on board, has complying toilet options, a sealed rubbish receptacle among other items on a standard check list. Such status is demonstrated by a sticker on the right rear of the vehicle and a current card displayed in the front window.
Now most of us who have invested in our mobile homes do not want to stay in your camp and have paid considerable sums of money to be FREE.
Some retarded local authorities having bowed to pressure from operators such as you Ms Bint Robin to make our lifestyle choices unlawful under rather draconian bylaws enacted to stop defecating back packers in panel vans and station wagons leaving waste in reserve areas of our country that greedy bastards such as you then use to force us, who have spent in some cases over five figures in equipment, to pay you for virtually nothing by way of a service. Meanwhile those who sleep rough in cars will continue to 'shit in the woods'.
Other more commercial thinking LAs see the economic benefits and make us welcome to visit.
The West Coast District Council is one of the latter. Just over the Cobden bridge on the Grey river is a council reserve area that is available as a freedom camp area where we can stop over. It is patrolled by their staff and non complying vehicles are woken and moved on. We have availed ourselves of it and never seen any abusive activity, oh and while there we have spent money in Greymouth. It really is rocket science eh.
So Ms Robin maybe you are not meeting your evolving market.
The old adage about real estate failing to sell applies.
"There are only two reasons a property does not sell, It is too expensive or the agent is crap". In your case it is probably both.
General Debate 28 March 2015
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