This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 1999, amend the Transport (Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1994.
The regulations introduce an additional annual licence fee to fund safety standards of $1.64 (exclusive of goods and services tax) payable in respect of a motor vehicle (other than a caravan, a trailer under 3.5 tonnes, a moped, a tractor, or a vehicle of a kind that is a miscellaneous vehicle).
The safety standards fee replaces the fee of $18 (inclusive of goods and services tax) prescribed in the Transport (Vehicle Standards) Regulations 1990 that is payable on the first registration in New Zealand of a motor vehicle that is required to meet the standards set out in those regulations. That fee is abolished by regulations coming into force on the same date as these regulations. The safety standards fee is payable at the same time as the other annual licence fee and is subject to a rebate where payment covers a period less than a year.