Introducing… ‘Road Commander’

Together with advertising agency FCB, we have launched our new brand platform with a series of TV and digital commercials featuring the (anti) hero named ‘Road Commander’. The ‘We’re on your side’ campaign highlights our desire to help keep Kiwis safe on the road. Melissa Cheals, our General Manager Sales and Marketing, commented on the […]

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VTNZ head to lead DEKRA global expansion in Oceania and South Africa

DEKRA has appointed Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) CEO Mike Walsh as Executive Vice President of its new Oceania and Southern Africa Region. German-based DEKRA, which owns 60% of VTNZ, is one of the world’s leading safety organisations employing more than 43,000 people in 52 countries.  On the road, at work and at home – […]

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Basic Service Winner Returns from Sunshine Coast Holiday!

Dunedin woman Rachel Smith treated her car to a WoF+Basic Service combo last year and got a fantastic treat for herself, winning a trip to the Sunshine Coast! The prize included flights, 7 nights accommodation and $1000 spending money which she shared with her husband, Roger. After catching up with Rachel on her return, it […]

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VTNZ Holiday Hours

This year all VTNZ branches will be closed on the following dates; Sunday 24 December Monday 25 December (Christmas Day) Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Sunday 31 December Monday 1 January (New Year’s Day) Tuesday 2 January (Day after New Year’s Day) Exceptions are VTNZ Kaitaia and VTNZ Dunedin – Hanover Street which will be […]

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Winter Wiper Tips

With the weather conditions getting harsher during Winter, it’s important to have good visibility on the road. You can improve your visibility on the road by making sure that your windscreens and wipers are in good condition. Follow our handy wiper tips below and you’ll be all set. Did you know that wiper blades can […]

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Stay Safe on your Summer Road Trip with VTNZ

With the holidays nearly here, many of us will be hitting the road on a classic Kiwi road trip. Make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape for shipping the whanau around the country with our summer checklist. Check your lights are working – ask a friend or family member to stand outside the […]

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Hine and her whanau are on their way to the USA

And off she goes! Our WoF your way to the USA winner, Hine and her family are on their way. After signing up for VTNZ’s free reminder service, Hine won the trip of a lifetime. It was all smiley faces and bursting bags as the family boarded the plane to Los Angeles. From touch down […]

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Top tips to pass your WoF

At VTNZ we want to get you back on the road as soon as possible. To help give your car the best possible chance of passing, take a look at our pre-WoF checklist. We’ll show you a few tips and tricks to help you get your car through its WoF and back on the road. […]

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Hine is off to the USA

Hine and her family from Lower Hutt are the winners of VTNZ’s WoF your Way to the USA Competition. They’re in for the trip of a lifetime, winning a $20,000 trip to the USA. All they had to do was sign up for VTNZ’s free WoF reminder service. Watch the moment our lucky winner found out she’d won!

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Good news for car owners – registration fees are dropping

From 1 July, light vehicle owners will see a decrease in their registration fees. The average yearly vehicle licence is falling from $185 to around $130. You can find out what your new fee will be by entering your number plate at rightcar.govt.nz/rego/acc-new  This has been the second year running that ACC have reduced their […]

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