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Latest Classic Car Mag, Greg Price says that this change has gone under the radar You must hand your plates in to the registrar (in Palmerston North) and when you re-reg your vehicle or Motorcycle you will have to apply for the plate back. The actual wording is "(6) If the registration plate or plates are surrendered, the registrar must on expiry of the exemption, return the surrendered plate or plates, or WHERE THAT IS NOT PRACTICABLE, A DUPLICATE PLATE OR PLATES."
Say good bye to your classic or "Silver on Black" Plates! They won't build a warehouse to store plate, they will scrap them!

Driver-planespotterhvn, Jun 7, 2011, 1:22 pm

Thats not true. It only applies to people who have been putting there cars on hold and then continue to drive them and then getting caught, then there ordered to hand in there plates.

Driver-74nova, Jun 7, 2011, 1:29 pm

There's no part of the legislation requiring those conditions to be met. So that post is pure fiction.

Driver-crzyhrse, Jun 7, 2011, 1:33 pm

BTW it's "they're" and "their".

Driver-crzyhrse, Jun 7, 2011, 1:35 pm

That is basically true. I have a letter inmy e mail from Steven Joyce himself stating this.

Driver-joanie32, Jun 7, 2011, 2:32 pm

Just don't get caught.

Driver-saffa2, Jun 7, 2011, 3:11 pm

planespotterhvn out of curiosity can you actually quote the article! Just wondering whether the article was wrong, or you misinterpreted it.

Driver-smac, Jun 7, 2011, 3:54 pm

???There is a segment of drivers and motorcyclists who put their vehicle license on hold while continuing to drive their vehicle as a way of avoiding payment. These measures combined with the added threat of demerit points, send a strong message that the government will not tolerate this,??? says Mr Joyce.

It is to combat the few,who try to abuse the system.

Driver-marcos1, Jun 7, 2011, 4:15 pm

All it means is that the registrar has the discretion to confiscate plates, it doesn't mean that everyone who dares to put their rego on hold is going to lose them!Already been discussed in the thread linked to in post #5, get with the program.

Driver-franc123, Jun 7, 2011, 4:15 pm

???There is a segment of drivers and motorcyclists who put their vehicle license on hold while continuing to drive their vehicle as a way of avoiding payment. These measures combined with the added threat of demerit points, send a strong message that the government will not tolerate this,??? says Mr Joyce.

It is to combat the few,who try to abuse the system.

Driver-marcos1, Jun 7, 2011, 4:15 pm

The law does not require them to act in that fashion. Anyone can be subject to this.

Driver-crzyhrse, Jun 7, 2011, 5:40 pm

There's an artical in the lastest Petrolhead about this. Find a copy and read it.

Driver-74nova, Jun 7, 2011, 5:41 pm

I suggest you read the quoted magazine article and the preceding months editorial if you doubt what I say. This is a sneaky new twist to the rule that Steven Joyce may not have yet notified us about.
I cannot see why Steven says that only those caught driving on the road need to surrender their plates they will be charged their outstanding rego plus fines and demerit points. It only makes sense if ALL vehicles on hold will in future surrender their plates If they want to APPLY to the registrar to see if he will allow your rego to go on hold. And if you DO NOT surrender your plates then no exemption will be given and you will pay full rego fees for all your collection of classic cars and motorcycles (On the road or Under restoration). The bastards have got our scrotes in the vice again!

Driver-planespotterhvn, Jun 7, 2011, 6:04 pm

Before you get too tied up in knots how about reading the actual legislation as opposed to mere interpretations in magazine articles.Your plates will only have to be surrendered if NZTA has good reason to confiscate them.Trust me they won't want to be handling vast amounts of used number plates and neither will their agents.

http://legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2011/0079/latest/whole.html#dlm2938344

Driver-franc123, Jun 7, 2011, 6:19 pm

OK planespotterhvn, before I thought you were genuinely mistaken, or perhaps the article was wrong, which is why I asked you to quote it. Now I know you're an idiot.

Driver-smac, Jun 7, 2011, 7:26 pm

havent we already done this thread!

Driver-roys351, Jun 7, 2011, 7:28 pm

Maybe but not everyone lives on trademe.

Driver-74nova, Jun 7, 2011, 8:44 pm

More like some can't usethe search engine.
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Driver-johnf_456, Jun 7, 2011, 8:45 pm

I've just put my 1987 BMW 325 convertable rego on hold as it won't be used for some months. I have still got the plates on the car and was not asked to hand them in.

Driver-carstauranga001, Jun 7, 2011, 9:12 pm

What part of IN THE FUTURE do you not understand!

Driver-planespotterhvn, Jun 7, 2011, 9:39 pm

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