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Notification of Ordinary Rule

In accordance with section 161(3) of the Land Transport Act 1998, notification is hereby given of the making of Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020.

The objective of this Rule is to allow for vehicles to continue to be operated lawfully, and for drivers to continue to be licensed and to use endorsements and identification cards, when restrictions imposed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 make it impractical or unreasonable for persons to do tasks ordinarily required to enable vehicles to undergo periodic in-service inspection and certification, or to enable driver licences, endorsements and driver identification cards to be renewed.

Land Transport Rule: COVID-19 Response (No 1) 2020 comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the New Zealand Gazette.

The Rule is available on the Ministry of Transport’s website at and for inspection, free of charge, at the National Office of the NZ Transport Agency, 50 Victoria Street, Wellington, and at the NZ Transport Agency’s regional offices. Land Transport Rules are available on the website at:

Dated at Wellington this 8th day of April 2020.

BRENDAN BOOTH, Chief Legal Adviser, Ministry of Transport.