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RE: List of plumbers who can certify campervans
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 8:18:00 a.m.
Apologies for the delay in responding to your query the Ministry for the Environment only reopened after the
Holidays this week.
A copy of the relevant standard, Self- Containment of Motor Caravans and Caravans
, NZS 5465:2001 is
published and sold by Standards New Zealand, www.standards.co.nz .
As of right all registered plumbers may certify to the standard but they need to check that the caravan
complies with the standard in all respects.
The plumber fills out Appendix A of the standard and gives a copy to the client, the plumber also needs to
affix a warrant sticker to the front left windscreen of the caravan
Blank warrant stickers may be obtained from the Ministry. To obtain these, the plumber needs to provide
their registration number, a mailing address, and the number of stickers required and then email
There is also a green diamond “responsible camper” sticker that is commonly placed on the back of
Although this is not currently mentioned in the standard or required, camping enforcement officers and
campground owners often look for them to indicate self-containment.
These labels are printed by the NZ Motor Caravan Association, www.nzmca.org.nz and you may wish to
contact them for copies.
Please be aware that the standard NZS 5465:2001 is currently being revised to change the certificate
At some point in 2012 plumbers will also need to obtain this update from Standards NZ.
In the revised standard, a new self-containment sticker for the back of the caravan, in a format matching the
blue and white campsite sign, will be required. Official
The warrant stickers for the front windscreen will also be in a new standardised form.
After revision of the standard, the warrant stickers will no longer be available from us, but will be available
from the NZ Motor Caravan Association.
The self-containment sticker for the back of the caravan will also be available from the Association.
I hope this information is of assistance.
Executive Relations Team
Ministry for the Environment – Manatu Mo Te Taiao
DDI: 04 439 7403 Website: www.mfe.govt.nz
23 Kate Sheppard Place, PO Box 10362,
Barbara East [mailto:[email address]]
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 5:11 p.m.
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List of plumbers who can certify campervans
Can you tell me if you hold a list of plumbers who can certify campervans as being self contained?
Britz and Maui campervans are arriving in the Queenstown Lakes District with no certification and are
getting ticketed under our bylaw.
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