Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Amendment Regulations 2015

2015/73

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Amendment Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of April 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 269 of the Land Transport Act 1998, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations).

4 New Part 3A inserted

After regulation 23, insert:

Part 3A Exemptions in relation to First World War motor vehicles

23A Interpretation

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

First World War motor vehicle

(a)

means a motor vehicle used in the First World War, whether military or civilian and whether modified or restored; and

(b)

includes a replica of a motor vehicle used in the First World War

road controlling authority has the same meaning as in section 5(1) of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.

23B Limited exemption from registration and licensing for First World War motor vehicles

(1)

The Registrar may, on an application made to him or her, grant a limited exemption from the requirements of section 242 of the Act for First World War motor vehicles specified in the exemption.

(2)

Before deciding whether to grant a limited exemption under subclause (1), the Registrar—

(a)

may request the supply of further relevant information; and

(b)

must consult—

(i)

the New Zealand Police; and

(ii)

the relevant road controlling authority; and

(c)

must take into account—

(i)

public safety; and

(ii)

the protection of roading infrastructure.

(3)

A limited exemption granted under subclause (1) exempts a motor vehicle specified in the exemption from the requirements of section 242 of the Act, but only to the extent that the motor vehicle is operated on a road to travel to and from a designated parade route or other public display for the purpose of commemorating the participation of New Zealand’s Armed Forces in the First World War.

23C Limited exemption may be granted subject to conditions

A limited exemption granted under regulation 23B may be granted subject to any conditions that the Registrar considers necessary or desirable for the purposes of—

(a)

public safety:

(b)

protecting roading infrastructure:

(c)

facilitating the administration of the exemption.

23D Duration of limited exemption

A limited exemption granted under regulation 23B expires at the close of—

(a)

31 December 2019; or

(b)

any earlier date specified in the exemption as its expiry date.

23E Revocation

This Part is revoked at the close of 31 December 2019.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations insert a new Part 3A into the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011. The new Part 3A comes into force on the day after these amendment regulations are notified in the Gazette and is revoked at the close of 31 December 2019. The new Part 3A authorises the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to grant exemptions for First World War motor vehicles from the registration and licensing requirements of the Land Transport Act 1998 to travel to and from a designated parade route or other public display for the purpose of commemorating New Zealand’s participation in the First World War.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 April 2015.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Transport.