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New Zealand Transport Agency

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Their work spans everything from influencing development of the national transport system to promoting road safety, managing the state highway, and licensing drivers and vehicles.


  • allocate funds from the National Land Transport Fund to activities on local roads and state highways including passenger transport services
  • operate and improve the state highway network
  • issue driver licences and transport service licences
  • manage vehicle certification, registration and licensing
  • collect road user charges and other revenue
  • develop land transport rules and the official New Zealand road code
  • manage driver testing services
  • manage national advertising and education programmes
  • administer a fund for land transport research
  • provide information about travel times and traffic conditions.




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