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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Courteney Hall suspended from issuing WoFs

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The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Auckland based vehicle inspector Courteney Hall.

A Transport Agency review of Mr Hall’s work found that he failed in his duty to carry out inspections and certification activities competently and diligently, including a lack of checking safety systems. 

Due to the concerns around the quality of Mr Hall’s inspections, there is a strong possibility that some vehicles may have been incorrectly passed. 

For this reason, we strongly encourage people who received their current vehicle Warrant of Fitness from Mr Hall, who was issuing WoFs from Tristram European Limited (Takapuna), to get their vehicles rechecked. 

The Transport Agency will contact around 790 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided. 

For the avoidance of doubt, WoFs issued from Tristram European Limited by vehicle inspectors other than Mr Hall are not subject to this WoF alert. 

Note for customers

The NZ Transport Agency has records of all WoF inspections. Should we have any concerns about the inspection and certification of your vehicle’s WoF we will contact you directly by both phone and letter, using the personal information recorded on the vehicle owner’s file. 

If you have moved address or changed contact number in the past year and have not updated this, please do so by phoning the Transport Agency on 0800 108 809. 

On our website we have further information about the regulatory compliance review and warrant of fitness information for customers: www.nzta.govt.nz/regulatory-compliance-review

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