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#302328 15-Nov-2022 10:03
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Hi, a family member is making a private sale of a vehicle to some tourists here for a year.

 

These tourists (obviously) have no fixed address in NZ, nor do they know anyone that they can have mail sent to who would be willing to forward on speeding tickets, etc.

 

Given that a change of ownership requires a NZ address, does anyone have any idea what their options would be? A PO box would not be feasible, as they will be tripping all over the country for a year. Also, I also don't think their embassy in Wellington would be willing to act as a forwarding address.

 

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  #2996481 15-Nov-2022 10:54
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That's the tourists' business. Just put their last address and make sure the ownership changes names before you give them the car.

 
 
 

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  #2996484 15-Nov-2022 11:08
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I think when you sell, all you have to do is let Waka Kotahi know you've sold the vehicle.

 

They 'recommend' you sight the sellers copy of the change of ownership, but so long as you fill out the disposal of vehicle form (here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/buying-and-selling-a-vehicle/selling-a-vehicle/), you're off the hook for their fines.


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  #2996485 15-Nov-2022 11:19
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trig42:

 

I think when you sell, all you have to do is let Waka Kotahi know you've sold the vehicle.

 

They 'recommend' you sight the sellers copy of the change of ownership, but so long as you fill out the disposal of vehicle form (here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/buying-and-selling-a-vehicle/selling-a-vehicle/), you're off the hook for their fines.

 

 

The problem is that the selling form asks this.... as mentioned bung in their O/S address, then leave it up to the to register it with their current address. 

 

"You'll need:

 

  • your New Zealand driver licence (If you don't have a New Zealand driver licence you can call us on 0800 108 809 and we'll update our records for you)
  • the vehicle's plate number
  • the full name and address of the person or organisation you sold or gave the vehicle to."



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  #2996486 15-Nov-2022 11:21
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they could sign up for https://www.privatebox.co.nz/personal/ to have a NZ address for mail


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  #2996489 15-Nov-2022 11:32
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NZ Post have Poste Restante. This is an address for those from overseas wanting a NZ address for letters etc to go to. Free if you pickup within 7 days.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/receiving/manage-my-mail-parcels/poste-restante


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  #2996515 15-Nov-2022 12:21
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Most tourists who buy vehicles just use the place of purchase, or backpackers they're staying in at the time of purchase. It's not right, but it's just what happens.

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  #2996566 15-Nov-2022 12:46
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Does it have to be an NZ address?





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  #2996581 15-Nov-2022 13:04
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Do the deal in a dogy car park somewhere. Make that the address :)

 

 





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  #2996649 15-Nov-2022 13:40
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coffeebaron:

 

Do the deal in a dogy car park somewhere. Make that the address :)

 

 

Is that dodgy or doggy? And if the latter where are these doggy carparks (asking for a friend ๐Ÿ™„).





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  #2996674 15-Nov-2022 14:38
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MikeAqua:

 

coffeebaron:

 

Do the deal in a dogy car park somewhere. Make that the address :)

 

 

Is that dodgy or doggy? And if the latter where are these doggy carparks (asking for a friend ๐Ÿ™„).

 

 

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  #2996732 15-Nov-2022 15:30
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gareth41:

 

Near the cat carparks

 

 

Is 'catting' a thing?

 

 





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  #2996735 15-Nov-2022 15:39
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Thanks for the input guys. 

 

Although we'd like to help the tourists in question, we're not interested in using ourselves as a forwarding address, and instead will probably tell the tourists to "make up a plausible address" and let them take it from there.

 

 





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  #2996800 15-Nov-2022 16:28
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Just get them to use:

 

29 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

 

and see if anyone notices


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  #2997420 17-Nov-2022 11:54
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I'd suggest using, 41 Victoria St, Wellington. That way any speeding tickets don't have far to go....

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  #2997505 17-Nov-2022 15:48
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I assume the last two were missing the sarcasm tag.

Most employers don't want their employees using their work address for personal mail. I would suggest New Zealand Police are the same. Not to mention the problems they may face on the road side should they be stopped by a police officer.

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