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: Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited (WPNZL)


  1. To send notices to the registered person where a vehicle has been parked in a car park enforcement of which is managed by WPNZL (WPNZL car park) in breach of the parking terms and conditions.
  2. To trace persons registered in respect of motor vehicles where the occupants exit a WPNZL car park without paying for parking, in breach of the parking terms and conditions.
  3. To trace a registered person of a motor vehicle where there is clear footage of:
    1. the motor vehicle causing damage to property in a WPNZL car park; or
    2. an occupant of that motor vehicle entering or leaving the vehicle and of the occupant causing damage to property in a WPNZL car park.

Term: The authorisation is valid for a period of five years commencing 1 May 2021 and ending on 30 April 2026.


  1. WPNZL must only access personal information for the Specified Purposes.
  2. Clear signage must be present in a WPNZL car park indicating the presence of CCTV cameras and that registration plates can be searched for the Specified Purposes.
  3. Personal information obtained under this authorisation:
    1. must not be disclosed to any other person unless it is necessarily incidental to achieving a Specified Purpose; and
    2. must not be kept for longer than is necessary for a Specified Purpose.
  4. WPNZL must have adequate systems and policies in place that prevent access or use of personal information that is not authorised under this notice (unauthorised access) from occurring.
  5. If WPNZL suspects that unauthorised access has occurred, WPNZL must notify Waka Kotahi as soon as practicable and no later than seven days after forming a suspicion.
  6. If WPNZL finds that unauthorised access has occurred, WPNZL must immediately notify Waka Kotahi and the Privacy Commissioner.
  7. Access must be restricted solely to WPNZL staff for whom authorised access is essential to achieving a Specified Purpose, and who have completed training in accessing personal information in accordance with section 241 and the terms of this notice.
  8. All staff with access must complete a refresher training course no later than 12 months after the date that they last completed the training course.
  9. WPNZL must keep a record of every time it accesses the motor vehicle register, for a period of at least 18 months from the date of access, that must include:
    1. the date the motor vehicle register was accessed; and
    2. the relevant plate number for the information accessed; and
    3. the purpose for which the portal provider accessed the information.
  10. Records and details of staff training must be made available to Waka Kotahi on request, as soon as practicable. WPNZL must also provide such information as Waka Kotahi reasonably considers relevant to determining whether and how WPNZL complies with these conditions.
  11. WPNZL must pay the applicable fees for accessing the motor vehicle register.
  12. If WPNZL breaches any conditions, then Waka Kotahi may immediately suspend or cancel WPNZL’s access to personal information on the motor vehicle register (under section 241(6) or (2)).

Nothing in this notice affects WPNZL’s obligations under the Privacy Act 2020.

Dated this 27th day of January 2021.

KANE PATENA, General Manager Regulatory Services, Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency.