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#28263 24-Nov-2008 16:18
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I thought personalised plates only came in black on white?

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  #179950 24-Nov-2008 16:49
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not anymore matey....

You can get whatever design that plates can be offered... All you just have to do is pay the price....

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  #179975 24-Nov-2008 17:37
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I don't think that is correct, all plates should have a white background regardless of the colour of lettering (black or red).

The plates.co.nz site also does not show any option for coloured backgrounds other than the vertical bars at the ends of the plate.

There have been quite a few plates being imported into the country by private buyers recently with styles like the one shown above. Problem is though is that they are illegal and quite often feature different fonts than NZ plates.

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  #179986 24-Nov-2008 17:56
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marmel: I don't think that is correct, all plates should have a white background regardless of the colour of lettering (black or red).


The old old plates were white on black so there must be an allowance for both.



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  #179988 24-Nov-2008 18:01
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You can still use the old plates but as far as I am aware you cannot order new plates without a white background.

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  #179991 24-Nov-2008 18:08
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marmel: You can still use the old plates but as far as I am aware you cannot order new plates without a white background.


That's what I thought.  So where did the guy pictured get his from (I've been wanting to snap a photo of a plate like this for ages, just happened across one while on holiday) ?

And yes, I want one, hence my question Cool

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  #179993 24-Nov-2008 18:12
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Most likely off the internet from an internation seller.

A bit of a heads up for you though, information has been circulated recently from the police headquarters regarding unofficial plates. You are likely to be stopped and fined if you use non regulation plates regardless of if the number can be easily read.

A licence plate has a specific definition under the act and is a legal document (of sorts).




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  #180057 24-Nov-2008 20:38
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rang personalised plates they confirmed  one can not order black plates with white letters in NZ  from them at all. Seems the plate is "unauthorised" here




that would be an ecumenical matter



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  #180060 24-Nov-2008 21:01
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marmel: A bit of a heads up for you though, information has been circulated recently from the police headquarters regarding unofficial plates. You are likely to be stopped and fined if you use non regulation plates regardless of if the number can be easily read.


Thanks for the info, pity they aren't legit, would be great to get my plate inversed...

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  #180068 24-Nov-2008 21:33
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nate:
marmel: A bit of a heads up for you though, information has been circulated recently from the police headquarters regarding unofficial plates. You are likely to be stopped and fined if you use non regulation plates regardless of if the number can be easily read.


Thanks for the info, pity they aren't legit, would be great to get my plate inversed...


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  #180071 24-Nov-2008 21:52
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I believe that black on white (new style) and silver on black (old style) are both allowable, but that it must be in pressed metal and be reflective (i.e. with light shined on it, its brightly visible).

Basically any non-original silver-on-black plate is gonna stick out like dogs things, and if you look like you need pulling over - you will be.

But I am not aware of any rules or legislation stating that you must use government or personalised plates issued plates.

I am not a lawyer, and this subject probably needs loads more research.








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  #180075 24-Nov-2008 22:00
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tonyhughes: I believe that black on white (new style) and silver on black (old style) are both allowable, but that it must be in pressed metal and be reflective (i.e. with light shined on it, its brightly visible).

Basically any non-original silver-on-black plate is gonna stick out like dogs things, and if you look like you need pulling over - you will be.

But I am not aware of any rules or legislation stating that you must use government or personalised plates issued plates.

I am not a lawyer, and this subject probably needs loads more research.



It is an offence to use a licence plate not approved by LTNZ.

You can't buy a plate with white lettering on black from plates.co.nz or from VTNZ/post office/AA who are the only businesses authorised to issue licence plates.

When the first of the Jaguar coupes came in to the country in the 1990's I understand they had to apply for dispensation to use the curved vinyl type plate that is mounted on the nose as the standard plate would have looked like a dog turd mounted there.

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  #180095 24-Nov-2008 22:52
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marmel:

It is an offence to use a licence plate not approved by LTNZ.



You can temporarily import a vehicle for up to 18 months.

"The vehicle must be registered in New Zealand as an overseas visitor's vehicle. In addition, the vehicle's registration in its country of origin must remain current for the duration of its stay in New Zealand, and must remain in the name of the person who imported the vehicle into New Zealand."

"The vehicle does not need New Zealand registration plates (also called 'number plates' or 'licence plates'). It keeps the overseas plates."

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  #180096 24-Nov-2008 22:56
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We're talking about vehicles based in NZ here, not a vehicle that is going to be in the country for less than 18 months.

And in those circumstances the overseas plate is authorised by LTNZ.

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