johnr: You don't get my point the annoyance is they need it in the first place as there is no valid reason I can see not even my friend that works for the AA can see any reason
You must have missed the earlier posts. I don't entirely disagree but it is nothing to do with the NZTA or AA or any other agency...it is the LAW plain and simple. Check out 10(2) below
If you don't agree with the law then have a chat with your local MP or lobby the MOT for a change, but until that happens the agencies have no choice.
Otherwise IMO Storm = Teacup