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Changes to availability of car rego info delayed

Posted on September 13, 2010

The New Zealand Transport Agency has announced that the changes to public access to the Motor Vehicle Register have been delayed until April 1, 2011.

Current law

Currently, the names and addresses held on the Motor Vehicle Register are publicly available to any person who provides the registration plate number of the vehicle and pays the prescribed fee. It is possible to request a confidential listing.

This means that anyone who knows the registration number of your car can find out where you live.