Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says legislative changes to driver licensing and vehicle certification requirements coming into effect tomorrow (10 April) will help drivers and vehicle owners safely navigate through the COVID-19 lockdown period and beyond.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will make advance payments available to roading contractors so that the industry will be ready to hit the ground running to deliver vital projects and help get New Zealand moving when the country moves out of the current Level 4 Covid-19 Alert lock down.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says critical state highway maintenance work will continue to be carried out in order to ensure the safe movement of essential goods and to provide support for lifeline functions during New Zealand’s Covid-19 response.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirms that all non-essential work on state highways will cease from 11:59pm tomorrow (March 25), in line with yesterday’s announcement that New Zealand’s COVID-19 response will be moving to Alert Level 4.
The COVID-19 situation in New Zealand is evolving rapidly, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is committed to keeping those who use and support our land transport system safe during this uncertain time.
Early detection of possible brake maintenance issues in heavy vehicles is at the forefront of a Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency change to the vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) for Certificate of Fitness (CoF) inspectors.