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UPDATE: We’ll be cheque-free from 23 May 2021. Please contact your bank for more information.

PAYMENT SYSTEM OUTAGE: We currently have a payments system outage and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: Information on Waka Kotahi services

Vehicle classes and standards

There are over four million vehicles registered for use on New Zealand roads. These range from cars and motorcycles to big rigs and trailers. Nearly all vehicles are imported and must meet technical standards before entering the country. They must then meet other vehicle standards and regularly pass inspections that ensure their ongoing roadworthiness.