Government

(Click on each organisation's title to go to their website)

The Corporation sets the annual levies collected on vehicles in New Zealand. This is done via the annual vehicle registration process.  

The Authority (EECA) is the government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand's homes and businesses, and encourage the uptake of renewable energy. It has a strong work program around vehicle fuel efficiency. 

EECA are currently promoting fuel efficient tyres.  Their fuel efficient tyre tool can be found using this link.

Located on the website of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is Fuelsaver, a tool which allows you to search for the fuel efficiency of a car, and to print a fuel economy label.

The Ministry for the Environment is the government’s policy advisor on environmental issues. They deal with a variety of issues affecting the vehicle industry including product stewardship, such as tyres. 

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) manages a range of functions important to the motor vehicle sector.  Among these are fuel standards, the radio network on which intelligent transport systems (vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure) rely and the legislation, regulations and policy outcomes for Health and Safety legislation.

The Ministry administers a variety of legislation relevant to the sector. This includes the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 and the Fair Trading Act 1986. They also provide rulings and guidance on how vehicles may be represented for sale under this legislation. 

The Ministry is the government’s principal transport policy advisor. They deal with changes to legislation and regulations affecting the transport sector. The Ministry is also responsible for the Transport Rules programme on behalf of the Minister of Transport. The Ministry contracts the New Zealand Transport Agency to manage the development of the Rules.

The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council was established in 2011 and its role is to ensure the motorcycle safety levy is spent on initiatives that will make riding on New Zealand roads safer.  Council members are appointed by and report to the Minister for ACC.  

This is the principal agency with which the motor industry interacts. They develop and maintain a system of regulatory control which governs the sector through vehicle and roading standards. This control is implemented via Land Transport Rules and other mechanisms such as Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manuals. They also maintain the Motor Vehicle Registry based in Palmerston North which contains a wealth of information on individual vehicle registration. 

This website is supported by the NZ Transport Agency and provides consumer information on vehicle safety ratings. It allows information to be obtained on individual cars by searching registration plates. The site provides consumer information on how a car rates in relation to driver safety in a crash based on ANCAP safety ratings; pedestrian safety; fuel economy; pollutants and CO2 emissions.

This agency is a division of the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment and is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator. The industry is currently working with WorkSafe to implement Coroner Shortland’s 2013 recommendations on improving ATV (quad bike) safety.