Compassionate strategy for Whanganui homeless at freedom tenting websites

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Whanganui County Council has enforced its freedom camping statute for some overstayers at the Anzac parade, while others are left homeless due to a lack of affordable housing. Photo / Bevan Conley

Whanganui’s lack of affordable housing has been identified as a reason for some leniency regarding Whanganui’s freedom camping statute.

Whanganui District Council has received complaints and expressions of concern from the community regarding the remaining people

Whanganui still faces a chronic shortage of affordable housing and for some who cannot find rental accommodation, campsites are the only option.  Photo / Bevan ConleyWhanganui still faces a chronic shortage of affordable housing and for some who cannot find rental accommodation, campsites are the only option. Photo / Bevan Conley