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Application for recognition of SIV

Published: | Category: Vehicle certification , Forms | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

This form is used to apply for an exemption from frontal impact standard requirements. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Certificate of fitness checksheet specifications

| Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

These are the specifications that certificate of fitness (CoF) checksheets must comply with before they can be approved by the NZ Transport Agency for use during CoF inspections. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency’s vehicle inspection portal.

Performance review system (PRS) master records

Published: | Category: Vehicle certification , Forms | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

Electronic versions of PRS manual forms can now be found on the NZTA's Vehicle inspection portal.

Request to remove border damage flag

Published: | Category: Forms | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

These forms are to be used by a vehicle inspector if they determine that the vehicle does not exceed the threshold for requiring repair certification. This form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Fit and proper person guidelines

Published: | Category: Leaflets & brochures | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

A person or organisation who is responsible for vehicle inspection and certification outcomes is appointed by the NZ Transport Agency. Clause 2. 5 (2) (a) of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 includes the requirement for a person to be fit and proper. This document details those requirements.

Frontal impact compliance status of vehicles by vehicle make

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders

These lists show the Class MA vehicles (passenger cars) by make and model that manufacturers have advised as meeting (or not meeting) New Zealand's frontal impact requirements. For completeness we have included some lists that were produced at the time frontal-impact legislation was being implemented in various countries, and some of these lists have not been updated since then. Please note that the information on these lists is supplied by vehicle manufacturers, and is not exhaustive. The NZ Transport Agency has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure the accuracy of this information. Contact an entry certifier if you are in doubt about any of the information in these lists.

Get your lights right

Published: | Category: Vehicle choices , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Certifiers, Motorists, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

What you need to know about fitting and using additional vehicle lighting. Disclaimer: The following information is provided as a guide only. For more detailed information on vehicle lighting generally, please refer to Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004 and Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.  

For specific information on warrant of fitness or certificate of fitness inspections, please refer to the Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual: In-service Certification.

Approved independently qualified person (IQP) list

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

An IQP is a person trained and appointed by the roller brake machine (RBM) manufacturer or their New Zealand agent, and approved by the Transport Agency, to calibrate approved RBMs. This document can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Singapore emission exemptions

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Certifiers, Importers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

As of 1 January 2017, the Singapore emissions exemptions document, a Transport Agency list of exemption-eligible vehicles, ceased to be valid. To prove exhaust emissions rule compliance for used vehicles imported from Singapore, visit the Transport Agency’s VIRM: Entry certification: Technical bulletin 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance. The exemption from land transport vehicle rules application form can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's vehicle inspection portal.

Performance based standards (PBS)

Published: | Category: Commercial drivers & operators , Guidance for specialists | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Certifiers, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

Performance based standards (PBS) help determine whether non-standard heavy vehicles designs or combinations meet the safety performance requirements equivalent to standard vehicles. The PBS guide sets out how industry and the NZ Transport Agency could manage an updated set of PBS for heavy vehicles. It also includes common questions and answers and a review report setting out the the new PBS in detail. The PBS requirements (as of 22 May 2019) for New Zealand outline both the test procedures and the pass/fail criteria. These PBS requirements are used as a basis for the permitting of high productivity motor vehicles and other vehicles that fall outside of the specifications of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (VDAM Rule). Related information:
High productivity motor vehicles (HPMV)