The Whakatane Council is still deciding which places will be designated for freedom camping within its district control.

Although six areas were allocated earlier, that has changed since a meeting 12 June, the Whakatane Council is still inspecting some areas suitable for camper van visitors.

Mobile homes though must be fully self contained to be able to use the parking areas around Whakatane. October 1st is the date when the Whakatane Council will finalize freedom camping areas to be allocated they will be short term and cost free.

Kei te whakarite tonu Te Kaunihera o Whakatane i nga wahi noho tapuni ki roto i tona mana whenua. Ahakoa i raurangi i nga wahi e ono i te tuatahi no muri i tetahi hui i te tekau ma rua o tenei marama Pipiri kua rereke etahi o nga wahi tapuni. Kei te tirotiro tonu Te Kaunihera o Whakatane ko ehea nga wahi e pai ana ma nga tangata pahou ara era e neke ana i te mata o te whenua e manene ana i Aotearoa. Engari ko nga waka whare e tau ana ki Whakatane ki nga wahi tapunipuni me pupuri i o ratau ake whare paku me nga ipu hopu wai horoi. Hei te tuatahi o Whiringa-a-nuku o tenei tau rua mano ngahuru ma toru ka whakapuaki Te Kaunihera o Whakatane i ana ture whenua kia noho tapuni nga waka whare ki nga wahi ka tohu hei nohonga mo ratau kia poto rawa te wa  me te kore he utu.