Waka Kotahi maintains a closed-circuit television (CCTV) network across its state highways from which it collects footage. This may record images or videos of you or your vehicle captured by cameras on or near our roads.
For the purposes of managing operational land transport services, improving services and/or the network (including the provision of low-resolution real-time footage), and providing New Zealanders with a safer land transport system. Examples may include identifying and managing events related to:
We also use CCTV footage to:
The footage depends on where the camera is located, but we only place them where they can help us achieve our purposes. The cameras are not designed for, or placed to identify individual vehicles or people, but they will usually capture road network users, which may show your vehicle or pedestrians.
We only share footage when it is required to achieve the purposes listed above, or as required by law, including:
Journey Planner – Traffic cameras(external link)
We only keep footage for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined, and in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. Usually footage is only held for 3-7 days depending on the system and location.
We do not record audio with CCTV cameras.
We store your information on dedicated secure servers. To read more about how we keep your information secure click on the link below.
You can ask questions, request access to, and correction of, your information. Please refer to the 'Requesting access to or correction of your information' section for more information.
Requesting access to or correction of your information
If you have a complaint about how we handled your personal information, please refer to the 'Privacy complaints' section.