Land Transport Act 1998

Part 17 Motor vehicle registration and licensing

Part 17: added, on 29 June 2009, by section 32(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 17).

Preliminary provisions

Heading: added, on 29 June 2009, by section 32(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 17).

233 Interpretation matters applying to this Part

(1)

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

accident insurance levy means the appropriate levy payable under section 214 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001

enforcement authority, in relation to an infringement offence under this Part, means—

(a)

the New Zealand Police:

(b)

the Agency, if an infringement notice is issued by an employee of the Agency or by a person acting on behalf of the Agency:

(c)

a local authority, if an infringement notice is issued by an employee of the local authority or by a person acting on behalf of the local authority:

(d)

the Registrar

motor vehicle (synthetic greenhouse gas) levy means the levy payable under section 227(1)(a) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002

ordinary plate means a registration plate that must be displayed on a motor vehicle unless a personalised plate or a trade plate is issued for display on the motor vehicle

personal information means the name and address (and, in the case of an individual, the date of birth and driver licence number) and any other information about a person registered or previously registered in respect of a motor vehicle

personalised plate means a registration plate with a single letter or number or combination of letters, numbers, or letters and numbers allocated under section 259

prescribed fees means the applicable fees and charges prescribed by regulations made under this Part and, in relation to a particular application or notification under this Part, prescribed fee means the fee or charge, if any, prescribed for that application or notification (subject to section 270(5))

registered person means a person registered under this Part in respect of a motor vehicle and, in relation to a particular motor vehicle, means the person registered in respect of that vehicle

Registrar means the person appointed by the Minister to be the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, and includes, where appropriate,—

(a)

any person to whom the Registrar has delegated any of the powers, duties, or functions of the Registrar under this Part:

(b)

any person for the time being authorised by the Registrar to perform any specified function of the Registrar under this Part

registration plate

(a)

means a plate issued under—

(i)

this Part; or

(ii)
(b)

includes ordinary plates, supplementary plates, personalised plates, and trade plates

sale, in relation to a motor vehicle, means the disposition or change of ownership of the motor vehicle, whether or not for consideration, and includes disposition by way of hire purchase; and sell, seller, acquirer, and purchaser have corresponding meanings

supplementary plate means a registration plate that matches an ordinary plate or a personalised plate issued for a motor vehicle

tractor means a motor vehicle (other than a traction engine) designed principally for traction at speeds not exceeding 50 kilometres per hour

trade plate means a registration plate issued to a person or class of persons for the purposes specified by the Minister by notice in the Gazette

trailer means a vehicle without its own power source that is capable of being drawn or propelled by a motor vehicle from which it is readily detachable, but does not include—

(a)

a sidecar attached to a motorcycle; or

(b)

a vehicle normally propelled by mechanical power while it is being temporarily towed without the use of its own power.

(2)

Except in proceedings for an offence against this Part or regulations made under this Part, a question as to whether a motor vehicle is of a particular design or type for the purposes of this Part or of regulations made under this Part must be determined by the Registrar.

Compare: 1986 No 6 s 2

Section 233: added, on 29 June 2009, by section 32(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 17).

Section 233(1) accident insurance levy: amended, on 3 March 2010, pursuant to section 5(1)(b) of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 1).

Section 233(1) moped: repealed, on 10 May 2011, by section 96(1) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

Section 233(1) motor vehicle (synthetic greenhouse gas) levy: inserted, on 1 January 2013, by section 103 of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 89).

Section 233(1) motorcycle: repealed, on 10 May 2011, by section 96(2) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).