8 Definitions and abbreviations
means any requirement specified or incorporated in an Act, regulation, code or rule that applies to the design, construction, condition, equipment, modification, repair or maintenance of a specific vehicle.
Approved vehicle standard
means a vehicle standard with which a vehicle is required to comply by an applicable requirement.
means in relation to a vehicle, or specific aspect of a vehicle, to make a record of determination under section 6.6(1)(a) or 7.6(1)(a) of the Rule that confirms that the vehicle inspector or inspecting organisation has determined that the vehicle or specific aspect of the vehicle complies with the applicable requirements.
in relation to vehicles, means a category of vehicle of one of the groups A, L, M, N, and T, as specified in Table 1 in section 3.4 of this introduction.
means an attachment to the vehicle in the form of a label that confirms compliance with applicable requirements.
|CRA||means Collision Repair Association|
means that a vehicle’s New Zealand registration has been cancelled in accordance with Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998.
in relation to a vehicle, means to begin to be operated in service on the road in New Zealand for the first time in compliance with registration requirements of Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998.
Inspection and certification
means the performance of two or more of the following, for the purposes of determining compliance with applicable requirements:
Inspection and certification document
means a document required, produced or issued in the inspection and certification process, including a plate, a label, an electronic record and a check sheet.
Inspection and certification outcome
in relation to a vehicle, means:
means an organisation appointed under section 2.2 of the Rule which is responsible for inspection and certification outcomes. A repair certifier is an inspecting organisation and a vehicle inspector.
|KSDP||means key service delivery partner. They are defined as organisations that are contracted or appointed by the Transport Agency to deliver regulatory products or services and who have sufficient market share and/or are of sufficient size and standing within an industry segment to be able to represent and influence the customer expectation of that industry segment.|
Land Transport document
has the meaning stated in the Land Transport Act 1998.
Manufacturer’s operating limits
in relation to a vehicle, means to change the vehicle from its original state by altering, substituting, adding or removing any structure, system, component or equipment, but does not include repair.
means a vehicle drawn or propelled by mechanical power, including its structure, systems, components and equipment; it includes a trailer, but does not include:
|MTA||mean Motor Trade Association|
|RCA||means Repair Certifiers Association|
Record of determination
means a record, in paper or electronic form, that a vehicle or specific aspect of a vehicle complies or does not comply with applicable requirements
in relation to a vehicle previously certified for entry into service on the road in New Zealand and that has been deregistered, means to begin to be operated in-service again
in relation to a vehicle, means registered under Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998
means the combination of numbers or letters, or numbers and letters on a registration plate, issued under Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998.
in relation to a vehicle, means to restore a damaged or worn vehicle, its structure, systems, components or equipment; it includes the replacement of damaged or worn structures, systems, components and equipment with equivalent undamaged or new structures, systems, components and equipment.
|Repair certifier||means a person appointed by Waka Kotahi to undertake and be responsible for the repair certification process as set out in the VIRM.|
|Repairers||means repair businesses and workshops in New Zealand who undertake structural and other repairs to motor vehicles.|
means the tolerance within which the safe performance of the vehicle, its structure, systems, components or equipment is not compromised, having regard to any manufacturer’s operating limits.
Specialist inspection and certification
means inspection and certification of a specific aspect of a vehicle.
Statement of compliance
means a statement in a format specified by the NZTA confirming that a vehicle or component complied with one or more approved vehicle standards when manufactured or modified.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
means a group of letters and numbers consisting of 17 characters that is:
means a person appointed under section 2.2 of the Rule to carry out inspection and certification activities in accordance with the requirements and conditions imposed by the NZTA.
means a technical specification with which a vehicle, its structure, systems, components or equipment must comply, and which is adopted by:
|Waka Kotahi||means Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency|
Warrant of Fitness
means evidence of vehicle inspection, issued under sections 6.8(b) or 7.9(b) or 7.9(c) of the Rule to a vehicle in sections 7.9(b) or 7.9(c) of the Rule.
in relation to a vehicle, means damage to a vehicle’s critical safety system as a result of exposure to water.
Page amended 1 August 2020 (see amendment details).
- 1 Vehicle identification
- 2 Vehicle structure
- 3 Vision
- 4 Entrance and exit
- 5 Vehicle interior
- 6 Brakes
- 7 Steering and suspension
- 8 Vehicle measurement
- 9 General repairs
- 10 Motorcycles
- Technical bulletins