Number plate format
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From: Mike Hunua
Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,
What does NZTA intend to do when new vehicle registration plates hit ZZZ999 will the plates move to 7 characters or will the numbers be recycled.
From: Official Correspondence
New Zealand Transport Agency
Kia ora Mike,
Thank you for your email.
Prior to the changes to our governing legislation in 2011 the plate series
was detailed in the old 95 notice (it detailed the allowable character
series) now there’s no such restrictions. The only ‘restrictions’ are
under (2)(a)(b) and 33(1) in the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle
Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011.
A move to a 7 alpha/numerical plate would require changes to the Land
Transport (motor vehicle registration and licensing) Regulations 2011 see
– r33 and r34 where it’s currently limited to 6 & 5.
As there is currently still an extensive amount of plate combinations
available, a review has not yet started to determine our next registration
plate format/series. Closer to the time of the current series concluding
the requirements will be reviewed further.
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