Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Authorised Access to Certain Names and Addresses Held on the Motor Vehicle Register

Pursuant to section 241 of the Land Transport Act 1998 (“Act”), I authorise the following person, for the purpose(s) and the term, and on the conditions stated below, to have access to the names and addresses of persons:

  • who are currently registered in respect of a motor vehicle(s) ; and
  • who have not instructed the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to withhold their details.

Person: Alfa Westcity Towing & Storage Limited

Purpose(s): To confirm addresses and current registered persons of impounded and damaged vehicles to allow Alfa Westcity Towing & Storage Limited to contact the registered person to advise where their vehicle is stored.

Term: The authorisation is valid for a period of 5 years commencing 29 November 2019 and ending at midnight on 28 November 2024.


The authorisation is subject to the following conditions:

  1. the personal information is accessed only by the applicant on its own behalf and solely for its own use;
  2. the personal information is accessed only for the specified purpose(s);
  3. the fees charged for the provision of the personal information from the Motor Vehicle Register are duly paid;
  4. any identified instances of unauthorised access are immediately notified to the NZ Transport Agency and Privacy Commissioner;
  5. before being permitted to access the Motor Vehicle Register, under section 241 of the Act, all staff must receive training that emphasises that such access must only be for the specified purposes; and refresher training also must be undertaken at appropriate intervals;
  6. access must be restricted solely to members of staff for whom authorised access is essential to achieving a specified purpose;
  7. the personal information obtained under this authorisation shall not be disclosed to any third party unless such disclosure is necessarily incidental to achieving a specified purpose;
  8. transaction records must be kept for a period of 18 months from the date on which an enquiry was made. Those records need to show date, time, plate number, user name and the purpose. Those records are to be provided to the NZ Transport Agency on request, to assist with any audit process;
  9. compliance with the terms and conditions, if any, imposed by the NZ Transport Agency for access to Motor Vehicle Register information; and
  10. all obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 must be complied with.

Dated this 29th day of November 2019.

KANE PATENA, General Manager Regulatory, NZ Transport Agency.