Traffic and travel updates: visit the Journey Planner website(external link) for more information about the latest road closures affecting the South Island following the recent weather events.
Your vehicle must be both registered and licensed for you to legally drive it on the road.
Drivers of light diesel vehicles and heavy vehicles pay levies through road user charges.
Motor vehicle licensing is where you pay a fee to use your vehicle on public roads.
You may not have to register your vehicle, pay registration and licensing fees or certain levies.
Number plates are issued to a vehicle so it can be easily identified.
You can license your vehicle online or at one of our agents.
Read our frequently asked questions about motor vehicles, what to do when you have sold a vehicle, how to change the address for your vehicle and more.
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