Crude vans in ministers’ crosshairs

NZ Herald 20th March 2016
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Government ministers are teaming up to crack down on campervan company Wicked Campers and its offensive slogans.

Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett is leading the charge and told the Herald on Sunday: “I’m determined to do something about it.”

Several ministers have been involved this week in trying to find a way to make Wicked Campers stop using the slogans, which have sparked a string of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Possible options considered include banning Wicked Campers’ vans from public camping grounds, referring the company to the chief censor and even using park rangers to fine people driving the vans.

Wicked Campers has made a name for itself in New Zealand and Australia with slogans on the rear of its rental campers including expletives or derogatory comments about women.
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Wicked Campers – 100% offensive
NZ Herald 20th March 2016
Wicked Campers has attracted a slew of complaints over the crude slogans on its vans and doesn’t seem keen to change its ways – but a trio of ministers are intent on bringing it to heel.

• Government ministers are teaming up to crack down on campervan company over its slogans.
• Fines and camping ground bans are among moves being considered.
• Associate Tourism minister Paula Bennett is leading the charge, saying she believes the slogans are offensive: “I’m determined to do something about it.”
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