Land Transport (Trade Plates) Notice 2011

2011/82

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Land Transport (Trade Plates) Notice 2011

Pursuant to section 261 of the Land Transport Act 1998, the Minister of Transport gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Land Transport (Trade Plates) Notice 2011.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on 1 May 2011.

3 Interpretation
  • In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires, motor vehicle trader

    • (a) means—

      • (i) a motor vehicle trader within the meaning of section 7(a) of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003; or

      • (ii) any person otherwise lawfully engaged in trading motor vehicles; but

    • (b) does not include a car consultant within the meaning of section 7(b) of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003.

4 Eligibility for trade plates and purposes for which trade plates may be used
  • (1) The following persons or classes of persons are eligible to apply for and receive trade plates, and to use trade plates for the purposes specified:

    • (a) any motor vehicle trader, for use on unregistered motor vehicles held for sale while they are being used on a road for demonstration, delivery, repair, modification, evaluation, maintenance, or testing:

    • (b) any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, assembling, distributing, or importing motor vehicles, for use on unregistered motor vehicles held for construction or modification while they are being used on a road for demonstration, delivery, repair, modification, evaluation, or testing:

    • (c) any owner or manager of a transport museum business open to the public, for use on unregistered motor vehicles exhibited in the museum while they are being used on a road to travel to or from an exhibition or for a demonstration:

    • (d) a department of State, for use on unregistered motor vehicles that it is required to collect, distribute, or dispose of while they are being used on a road in the course of being collected, distributed, or disposed of:

    • (e) the New Zealand Defence Force as constituted by the Defence Act 1990, for use on unregistered motor vehicles—

      • (i) held for use by any of the Armed Forces and while those motor vehicles are being used on a road during any period of annual training or for servicing or repair; or

      • (ii) held for general mobilisation:

    • (g) any person engaged in the business of delivering unregistered motor vehicles, for use on those motor vehicles while they are being used on a road in the course of being delivered directly from a place of storage to a place of sale, inspection, or repair:

    • (h) any person engaged in the business of repairing motor vehicles that are not required to be registered or licensed or that cannot be registered or licensed until the repairs are completed, for use on those motor vehicles while they are being used on a road for repair, evaluation, or testing:

    • (i) any person engaged in the business of dismantling unregistered or unlicensed motor vehicles, for use on those motor vehicles while they are being used on a road in the course of being collected for dismantling:

    • (j) any person appointed by the New Zealand Transport Agency to carry out the activities specified in section 2.2(1)(d), (e), (f), and (g) of the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002 in relation to unregistered or unlicensed motor vehicles while they are being used on a road for evaluation, testing, modification, or certification.

    (2) Any person to whom subclause (1) applies may apply to the Registrar for 1 or more trade plates, in accordance with regulation 24 of the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011.

Dated at Wellington this 20th day of March 2011.

Hon Steven Joyce,
Minister of Transport.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice, which comes into force on 1 May 2011, specifies the persons or classes of persons who are eligible to apply for and receive trade plates, and the purposes for which the persons or classes of persons may use trade plates.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 March 2011.

This notice is administered by the Ministry of Transport.