(1) The Director-General may, by notice published in accordance with section 18,—
(a) define conservation land where freedom camping is restricted and the restrictions that apply to freedom camping on that land:
(b) define conservation land where freedom camping is prohibited.
(2) A notice may be published under subsection (1) only if—
(a) the Director-General is satisfied that the notice is not inconsistent with—
(i) the purpose of any conservation Act relevant to the land; or
(ii) any general policy, management strategy, or management plan made under a conservation Act relevant to the land; or
(iii) the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; and
(b) the Director-General has first consulted the Conservation Board established under section 6L of the Conservation Act 1987 that has jurisdiction over the conservation land to which the notice relates.
(3) A notice must—
(a) define the conservation land by a map or a description of its locality (other than just its legal description) or both; and
(b) specify whether freedom camping is restricted or prohibited on the land and, if applicable, the restrictions that apply; and
(c) state the date on which the notice comes into force.
(4) However, where a notice contains both a map and a description and there is an inconsistency between the map and the description, the description prevails.