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The Ministry of Transport is charged with administering the Acts and Regulations listed below.

Legislation

  • Air Facilitation Act 1993 (provisions now deemed part of the Immigration Act 1987 administrated by the Department of Labour)
  • Air Facilitation (Domestic Passengers and Cargo) Act 1994
  • Airport Authorities Act 1966
  • Auckland Airport Act 1987
  • Civil Aviation Act 1990
  • Customs Law Act 1908
  • Government Roading Powers Act 1989 (called Transit New Zealand Act until 1 August 2008)
  • Land Transport Act 1998
  • Land Transport Management Act 2003
  • Maritime Security Act 2004
  • Maritime Transport Act 1994
  • Meteorological Services Act 1990
  • Port Companies Act 1998
  • Public Transport Management Act 2008
  • Railways Act 2005
  • Road User Charges Act 1977
  • Ship Registration Act 1992
  • Shipping Act 1987
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1996
  • Taranaki Harbours Act 1965
  • Transport Accident Investigation Commission Act 1990
  • Transport Act 1962
  • Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986
  • Waterfront Industry Restructuring Act 1989
  • Wellington Airport Act 1990

Major Statutory Regulations

  • Airport Authorities (Airport Companies Information Disclosure) Regulations 1999
  • Carriage by Air (New Zealand Currency Equivalents) Notice (No 2) 1998
  • Civil Aviation (Aeronautical Information Service) Levies Order 2001
  • Civil Aviation Charges Regulations (No 2) 1991
  • Civil Aviation (ANZA Mutual Recognition Agreement) Order 2007
  • Civil Aviation (Offences) Regulations 1997
  • Civil Aviation (Safety) Levies Order 2002
  • Engine Drivers’ Examination Regulations 1952
  • Foreshore Licence Regulations 1960
  • Heavy Vehicle Regulations 1974
  • Land Transport (Approved Laboratory and Analyst in Charge) Notice 2000
  • Land Transport (Assessment Centre and Accident Report Fees) Regulations 1998
  • Land Transport (Certification and Other Fees) Regulations 1999
  • Land Transport (Driver Licensing and Driver Testing Fees)
  • Regulations 1999
  • Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999
  • Land Transport (Infringement and Reminder Notices) Regulations 1998
  • Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999
  • Land Transport (Ordering a Vehicle off the Road) Notice 1999
  • Land Transport (Requirements for Storage and Towage of Impounded Vehicles) Regulations 1999
  • Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004
  • Land Transport (Storage and Towage Fees for Impounded Vehicles) Regulations 1999
  • Land Transport (Traction Engine Safety) Regulations 2006
  • Land Transport Management (Apportionment and Refund of Excise Duty and Excise-Equivalent Duty) Regulations 2004
  • Land Transport Management (Road Tolling Scheme for ALPURT B2) Order 2005

Major Statutory Regulations (cont.)

  • Marine Protection (Offences) Regulations 1998
  • Marine Safety Charges Regulations 2000
  • Maritime (Offences) Regulations 1998
  • Maritime Security Regulations 2004
  • Maritime Security (Designated Authority) Order 2004
  • Maritime Security (Maritime Security Organisations) Order 2004
  • Maritime Transport Act (Conventions) Order 1994
  • Maritime Transport (Certificates of Insurance) Regulations 2005
  • Maritime Transport (Fund Convention) Levies Order 1996
  • Maritime Transport (Infringement Fees for Offences Relating to Major Maritime Events) Regulations 1999
  • Maritime Transport (Marine Protection Conventions) Order 1999
  • Maritime Transport (Maximum Amounts of Liability for Pollution Damage) Order 2003
  • Notice of Direction to Require Screening 2002
  • Oil Pollution Levies Order 1998
  • Railways Regulations 2008
  • Road User Charges (Rates) Order 2008
  • Road User Charges Regulations 1978
  • Ship Registration (Fees) Regulations 1992
  • Shipping (Charges) Regulations 2000
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2006
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Tui Area Development) Order 2007
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Kupe Gas Project) Order 2008
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection (Maari Development) Order 2008
  • Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2009
  • Traffic Regulations 1976
  • Transport (Breath Tests) Notice 1989 (No. 2)
  • Transport (Change of Ownership) Regulations 1995
  • Transport (Towage Fees) Notice 2004
  • Transport (Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1994
  • Transport Services Licensing Regulations 1989

Legislation Changes

The following Acts were made during the 2008/09 year:

  • 2008-47  Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008
  • 2008-87 Public Transport Management Act 2008
  • 2009-17  Land Transport Amendment Act 2009

The following Regulations were made during the 2008/09 year:

  • 2008/281  Airport Authorities (Hokitika Airport Limited) Order 2008
  • 2008/346  Airport Authorities (Eastland Infrastructure Limited) Order 2008
  • 2008/453  Land Transport (Administrative Fees for Recovery of Unpaid Tolls) Regulations 2008
  • 2008/447  Land Transport (Approved Vehicle Surveillance Equipment) Notice (No 2) 2008
  • 2009/1  Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Rule (No 2) 2008
  • 2009/41  Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Order 2009
  • 2009/125  Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax Scheme – Auckland Region) Order Revocation Order 2009
  • 2009/132  Civil Aviation Charges Amendment Regulations 2009
  • 2009/146  Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order
  • 2009/164  Airport Authorities (Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited) Order 2009

Rules

The Minister makes ordinary transport rules. The NZ Transport Agency (formerly as Land Transport New Zealand), Maritime New Zealand and the Civil Aviation Authority administer these rules.

The following rules were made during the 2008/2009 year:

Civil Aviation Rules

  • Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations, Amendment 39
  • Part 12, Accidents, Incidents and Statistics, Amendment 3
  • Part 19, Transition Rules, Amendment 13
  • Part 108, Air Operator Security Programme, Amendment 8
  • Part 109, Regulated Air Cargo Agent – Certification
  • Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations, Amendment 40
  • Part 12, Accidents, Incidents and Statistics, Amendment 4
  • Part 19, Transition Rules, Amendment 14
  • Part 71, Designation and Classification of Airspace, Amendment 4
  • Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, Amendment 19
  • Part 93, Special Aerodrome Traffic Rules and Noise Abatement Procedures, Amendment 4
  • Part 95, Instrument Flight Procedures – Registration
  • Part 121, Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes, Amendment 19
  • Part 125, Air Operations – Medium Aeroplanes, Amendment 14
  • Part 135, Air Operations – Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes, Amendment 18
  • Part 172, Air Traffic Service Organisations – Certification, Amendment 6
  • Part 173, Instrument Flight Procedure Service Organisation – Certification and Operation

Land Transport Rules

  • Rule 33020: Fuel Consumption Information 2008
  • Rule 81001/1: Operator Licensing Amendment 2008
  • Rule 31001/4: Passenger Service Vehicles Amendment 2009
  • Rule 32011/2: Seatbelts and Seatbelt Anchorages Amendment 2009
  • Rule 32013/4: Tyres and Wheels Amendment 2009
  • Rule 32015/2: Heavy-vehicle Brakes Amendment 2009
  • Rule 33001/3: Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Amendment 2009
  • Rule 41001/4: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 2009
  • Rule 81002/1: Operator Safety Rating Amendment 2009
  • Rule 81001/2: Operator Licensing Amendment 2009
  • Rule 32005/4: Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2009
  • Rule 35001/5: Vehicle Standards Compliance (Whole of Vehicle Marking) Amendment 2009
  • Rule 35001/6: Vehicle Standards Compliance Amendment (No 2) 2009
  • Rule 62001/1: Work Time and Logbooks Amendment 2009

Maritime and Marine Protection Rules

  • Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2008 (Parts 20 – 91)
  • Maritime (Portable Fire Extinguisher) Amendment Rules 2008 (Parts 40C and 42B)
  • Marine Protection Amendment Rules 2009: Prevention of Pollution by Oil and Prevention of Pollution by Garbage (Parts 120, 121A, 121B, 123A, 170 and 200)
  • Marine Protection Rules Part 130C: Regional Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plans 2009
  • Marine Protection Rule Part 132: Dispersants and Demulsifiers Amendment Rules 2009
  • Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009 (Parts 21 – 80)

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