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Latest news & updates
27 November 2018
A further update to the 19 October 2018 seatbelt amendment is now live.
8 November 2018
Stationery orders are closed off from 18 December 2018 to 3 January 2019.
1 November 2018
The VIRM amendment is now live. Check out the changes to the inspection requirements
19 October 2018
The NZ Transport Agency has issued an update to the seatbelt and seatbelt anchorages sections of the in-service and entry VIRMs.
Important information - NZ Transport Agency is changing the way it approaches non-compliance by toughening up its enforcement regime.19 October 2018
On October 15 the NZ Transport Agency announced that an extensive review of compliance files is underway and that it is toughening up its enforcement regime. An increase in the number of suspensions and other legal action is expected to follow as a result of review findings.
15 October 2018
Today the NZ Transport Agency announced a major overhaul of the way it regulates all vehicles on the roads and licenses people working in the transport sector. This follows a continuing, independent review of vehicle certification files and the recent discovery of significant non-compliance within the industry.
1 October 2018
Check out the changes before they go live
1 June 2018
The 1 June 2018 entry VIRM amendment is now live. Read more for details.
1 November 2017
The 1 November 2017 entry VIRM amendment is now live.
13 June 2017
New engine type definitions for electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are being introduced and are to be used from 1 July 2017.
1 May 2017
The amendments are now live.
1 February 2017
Changes due to Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule are live. Affects In-service and HVSC VIRMs. Click to read more...
1 December 2016
Affects VIRM: In-service (WoF and CoF) and VIRM: Entry certification
9 August 2016
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11 March 2016
Important corrections regarding seatbelts in motorhomes ...
1 March 2016
The 1 March 2016 amendment is now live. Check out the changes ...
1 December 2015
The List of changes and preview package is now available to download...
1 July 2015
These changes are now live and affects VIRM:In-service certification (WoF and CoF), VIRM: Entry certification and VIRM: Entry (new light vehicles). Read more…
31 October 2014
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Vehicle certification administration fees - information now available (applies to all certification types)25 September 2014
Read on to find out more about the fees and how they will be applied.