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This case register includes formal actions taken against vehicle inspectors, inspecting organisations, course providers and transport service licence operators where the risk to land transport or public safety is such that a company or individual is immediately suspended or revoked.

The case register is updated weekly.

  • Guide to published formal actions

    Immediate actions, processes and potential outcomes that can be taken against the vehicle inspectors, inspecting organisations, course providers and transport service licence operators

    Note: There are slight variations in these processes for each licence type. Companies and individuals can appeal Transport Agency decisions to the courts.

    Immediate actionsDescription
    Immediate suspension Vehicle inspectors, inspecting organisations and course providers:
    In some instances the risk to land transport safety or public safety is such that a company or individual is immediately suspended without the requirement to go through one of the outcomes detailed below.

    Transport service licence operators:
    There is a very narrow ability to suspend a transport service licence holder. It can only occur if the transport service does not hold a certificate of knowledge, law and practise.
    Suspension When a company or individual has its appointment or approval suspended it cannot perform the activities it was appointed to carry out unless the suspension is lifted by the Agency, or the court. The suspension (unless it is an immediate suspension, see above) is for a specified period or until certain conditions are met.
    Revocation When a company or person has its appointment or approval revoked it can no longer perform the activities it was appointed to carry out, unless the Court overturns the decision through the appeal process. Otherwise, a new application must be made to get a new appointment or approval once one has been revoked.
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  • Category definitions
    Transport servicesService providersCourse providers
    People or organisation that operate a transport business or drive a transport business vehicle. The business has to have a licence and the individuals who drive for that business also need a licence or endorsement. Those people or organisations who are responsible for certifying vehicles e.g. WoFs for light vehicles. Those people or organisations that teach driver licensing courses e.g. cars, motorbikes, heavy vehicles.
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May–July 2019

Note: due to a transition from the regulatory compliance review actions taken, this register starts from 3 May 2019.

Last updated 19 July 2019

NameRegulatory typeLocationOutcomeDate enforced
Courteney Hall Service provider (WoF) Takapuna, Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 18 July 2019
North Harbour Brakes and Steering Ltd. Service provider (WoF) Glenfield, Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 10 July 2019
John Murdoch Service provider (WoF) Glenfield, Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 10 July 2019
Phills Auto Ltd Service provider (WoF) Levin Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 3 July 2019
Phillip Alexander Service provider (WoF) Levin Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 3 July 2019
Dennis Greaves Service provider (WoF) Matamata Vehicle inspector appointment suspended. 1 July 2019
Gee J Auto Services & Tyres Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 24 June 2019
Yaea Wongchiu Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 24 June 2019
David Watt Auto Services Limited Service provider (WoF) Frankton, Hamilton Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 20 June 2019
David Watt Service provider (WoF) Frankton, Hamilton Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 20 June 2019
Craig Allen Vehicle inspector repair certifier Auckland Vehicle inspector repair certifier appointment immediately suspended. 18 June 2019
Ewan Clark Vehicle inspector repair certifier Auckland Vehicle inspector repair certifier appointment immediately suspended. 14 June 2019
Chris Luo Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment suspension lifted.
Suspension was originally enforced on 17 May 2019.
12 June 2019
Auto Link (trading as Kiwi Motor Services) Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment suspension lifted.
Suspension was originally enforced on 17 May 2019.
12 June 2019
Win Engineering and Mechanical Services Ltd. Service provider (WoF) Lawrence Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 11 June 2019
Antony Homan Service provider (WoF) Lawrence Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 12 June 2019
Walker Brothers 2016 Limited (trading as Rex Price Motors) Service provider (WoF) Papanui, Christchurch Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 5 June 2019
Paul Murray Service provider (WoF) Papanui, Christchurch Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 5 June 2019
Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services (2016) Service provider (WoF) St Johns, Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 31 May 2019
Hamza Hamza Service provider (WoF) St Johns, Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 31 May 2019
Kerikeri Autohaus Limited Service provider (WoF) Kerikeri Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 23 May 2019
Brad Harrison Service provider (WoF) Kerikeri Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 23 May 2019
Action Removals Limited Transport services operator Christchurch Transport services licence revoked. 16 May 2019
Penguin Contracting Ltd Transport services operator Hamilton Transport services licence revoked. 15 May 2019
Total Services Limited Transport services operator New Plymouth Transport services licence revoked. 14 May 2019
Beemac Motors Service provider (WoF) Tokoroa Inspecting organisation appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
Brian McEvoy Service provider (WoF) Tokoroa Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
Lawson Cartage Limited Transport services operator Whāngārei Transport services licence revoked. 10 May 2019
Wells Northland Limited Transport services operator Whāngārei Transport services licence revoked. 10 May 2019
Stephen French Transport services operator Auckland Transport services licence revoked. 10 May 2019
Westland Mechanical and Tyre Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
El’s Auto Services Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
Elia Sipaia Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
Boaz Sipaia Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 10 May 2019
Akram Zakeri Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 9 May 2019
Cityside Automotive Limited Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 8 May 2019
Wei Shi Du Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 8 May 2019
Yong Feng Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment revoked. 7 May 2019
CTC Logistics Transport services operator Hamilton Transport services licence revoked. 3 May 2019
Rosary Limited (trading as Carbine Automotives) Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019
Nassir Habib Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019
Manurewa Auto and Tyre Centre Service provider (WoF) Auckland Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019
Litesh Gounder Service provider (WoF) Auckland Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019
A-1 Auto Spares and Repairs Service provider (WoF) Whāngārei Inspecting organisation appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019
David Gundry Service provider (WoF) Whāngārei Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 3 May 2019

Archive of previous actions taken

Actions taken during the Regulatory compliance review, October 2018–April 2019

  • Revocations

    Last updated at 12.30pm on Friday, 28 June 2019.

    NameRegulatory typeLocationOutcomeEnforcement date
    Susantha Ranatanga Vehicle inspector Church Street Motors and Tyres, Auckland

    Revocation

    Immediate suspension enforced on 30 November 2018

    28 June 2019
    Michael Cox Vehicle inspector Auto Super Shoppe Hamilton Automotive Repairs & Auto Super Shoppe Hamilton Central

    Revocation

    Immediate suspension enforced on 15 February 2019

    13 June 2019
    Auto Super Shoppe Hamilton Automotive Repairs Inspecting organisation Hamilton

    Revocation

    Immediate suspension enforced on 15 February 2019

    15 June 2019
    Auto Super Shoppe Hamilton Central Inspecting organisation Hamilton

    Revocation

    Immediate suspension enforced on 15 February 2019

    13 June 2019
    Christie Projects Ltd TSL Whāngārei Revocation  
    Max Hire Services Limited TSL Auckland Revocation  
    Frankton WoF & Tyre Station Inspecting organisation Hamilton Revocation 11 March 2019
    Stan Semenoff Logging Limited

    Please note: The revocation of Stan Semenoff Logging Limited’s transport service licence is currently subject to interim relief granted by the High Court, and to ongoing appeal and judicial review proceedings.
    TSL Whāngārei Revocation 9 August 2018
    Clutha Transport Limited TSL Balclutha Revocation 9 January 2019
    Hawke’s Bay Seafoods TSL Hawke’s Bay Revocation 9 January 2019
    Ronald Hanna
    Autorent Limited
    TSL Christchurch Revocation 26 October 2018
    Jeffery Weber TSL TBC Revocation 26 October 2018
    Aaron Grant Vehicle inspector Te Aroha Automative Revocation  
    NZ Star Contracting Ltd TSL Hamilton Revocation 9 November 2018
    Road Cat Shuttle Ltd TSL Cambridge Revocation 9 November 2018
    Dargaville Diesel Specialists Inspecting organisation Dargaville Revocation 20 November 2018
    Rodney Wilson Vehicle inspector Dargaville Diesel Specialists, Dargaville Revocation 13 December 2018
    Brent Nurse Vehicle inspector Dargaville Diesel Specialists, Dargaville Revocation 20 November 2019
    McDowell Rural Services Ltd Goods service licence (GSL) Winton, Southland Revocation  
    Boss Transport Ltd

    Please note: The revocation of Boss Transport Ltd’s transport service licences is currently subject to interim relief granted by the High Court, and to ongoing appeal and judicial review proceedings.
    Large and small passenger service licence (TSL)
    Goods service licence (GSL)
    Rental service licence (RSL)
    Vehicle recovery licence (VRL)
    Lower Hutt Revocation 18 October 2018
    Burch Hill Transport Ltd Goods service licence (GSL) Blenheim Revocation 29 October 2018
    Daniel Bryan Goods service licence (GSL) Morrinsville Revocation 27 October 2018
    SHT Holdings Ltd (Relocate Homes NZ) Goods service licence (GSL) Havelock North Revocation 26 October 2018

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    Large and small passenger service licence (TSL) Central North Island Revocation 27 October 2018
    The WOF Man Ltd Inspecting organisation Invercargill Revocation 19 October 2018
    Donald McLean Vehicle inspector The WOF Man Ltd, Invercargill Revocation 10 October 2018
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  • Immediate suspensions

    Last updated at 12.30pm on Friday, 28 June 2019.

    NameRegulatory typeLocationOutcomeEnforcement date
    Warwick Shelley Vehicle inspector VTNZ Thames and Whitianga Vehicle inspector appointment immediately suspended. 17 April 2019
    World Motors Inspecting organisation Glenfield, Auckland Immediate suspension 15 April 2019
    Sun-Jin Kim Vehicle inspector World Motors, Glenfield, Auckland Immediate suspension 15 April 2019
    Peninsula Motors Inspecting organisation Whangaparaoa Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Graeme Jordan Vehicle inspector Peninsula Motors, Whangaparaoa Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Peter Flannery Vehicle inspector Peninsula Motors, Whangaparaoa Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Michael Urquhart Vehicle inspector Peninsula Motors, Whangaparaoa Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Autozone Services Ltd Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Mohammed Hussein Vehicle inspector Autozone Services Ltd, Auckland Immediate suspension 12 April 2019
    Oliver Wilson Vehicle inspector Cambridge Auto Electric 2017 Limited, Waikato

    Note: suspension relates only to the vehicle inspector, not the organisation
    Immediate suspension 29 March 2019
    Gravity Services Limited Inspecting organisation Glen Innes, Auckland Immediate suspension 19 March 2019
    Rajesh Singh Vehicle inspector Gravity Services Limited, Auckland Immediate suspension 19 March 2019
    Manvir Singh Course provider Auckland Immediate suspension 2 March 2019
    John St Automotive Limited (trading as Hapi’s Automotive Ltd) Inspecting organisation Whāngārei Immediate suspension 15 February 2019
    Hapi Brown Vehicle inspector John St Automotive Limited (trading as Hapi’s Automotive Ltd) Immediate suspension 15 February 2019
    William McMillan Course provider Waiuku Immediate suspension 22 December 2018
    Sayad Hussein Vehicle inspector Frankton WoF & Tyre Station Immediate suspension 20 December 2018
    Sunnybrae Auto Services Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 13 December 2018
    Stephen Upson Vehicle inspector Sunnybrae Auto Services, Auckland Immediate suspension 13 December 2018
    Beemac Motors Inspecting organisation Tokoroa Immediate suspension 12 December 2018
    Brian McEvoy Vehicle inspector Beemac Motors, Tokoroa Immediate suspension 12 December 2018
    Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services Ltd (suspension lifted) Inspecting organisation St Johns, Auckland Immediate suspension 5 December 2018
    Patrick Ah Wong Vehicle inspector Super Cheap Tyres and Auto Services Ltd, St Johns, Auckland Immediate suspension 5 December 2018
    El’s Auto Services Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 4 December 2018
    Mr Elia Sipaia Vehicle inspector El’s Auto Services, Auckland Immediate suspension 4 December 2018
    Jet Tyres and Alignment Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 30 November 2018
    Anderson Lee Vehicle inspector Jet Tyres and Alignment, Auckland Immediate suspension 30 November 2018
    Westland Mechanical and Tyres Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 26 November 2018
    Akram Zakeri Vehicle inspector Westland Mechanical and Tyres, Auckland Immediate suspension 26 November 2018
    Dale Barlass Vehicle inspector repair certifier Auckland Immediate suspension 5 November 2018
    Aaron Grant Vehicle inspector Te Aroha Automotive Immediate suspension 3 November 2018
    Orient Motors Inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 26 October 2018
    Dong Xiao Lin Vehicle inspector Orient Motors, Auckland Immediate suspension 25 October 2018
    Yong Xiang Feng Vehicle inspector Orient Motors, Auckland Immediate suspension 25 October 2018
    Adam McFarlane
    Partially reinstated
    Heavy vehicle specialist certifier Timaru Immediate suspension 15 October 2018
    Patrick Chu Heavy vehicle inspecting organisation Auckland Immediate suspension 3 October 2018
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