VIRM Updates – 1st August, 2020

Hi all, The new Quarantine changes to our VIRM come into effect August 1st, 2020. Please read & understand the requirements. Read document in full here: https://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/76067/1-August-2020-preview-pages.pdf Also, the Categories for shops have changed, tightening up on what shops can repair what. Particularly affected is Category A shops. Read & understand that Applications to CRA/MTA or RCA will […]

COVID-19 Update On What Level 3 Looks Like

You can view all of the details here on the official COVID-19 website: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/#travel-and-transport We will be in touch direct after we have specific discussions with the likes of NZTA around what this means for us as Certifiers.

NZTA COVID-19 Resources and Collision Repair University: OEM Procedures and Repair Standards for Estimating

Please see the below resources on the NZTA site around COVID-19. The frequently asked questions has been updated and is available here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-services-update/frequently-asked-questions/ and they will continue to update this section. The legislative changes can also be found here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules/land-transport-rule-covid-19-response-no-1-2020 Please feel free to share these links with your groups, organisations or industry members. Just a reminder to […]

Temporary extensions for WoFs, CoFs, endorsements and more

Kia ora koutou The expiry of licensing and vehicle documentation has been a hot topic from the general public and across industry since we entered Alert Level 4 on 26 March 2020. As many of you are aware, we have been working closely with Ministry of Transport to address this issue. I am pleased to […]

Health and Safety Plan – Moving Forward

Hi Everyone, We are trying to put together a Health & Safety plan for Certifiers when we move from Level 4 to Level 3 and beyond with Covid-19. Our main question is – How do we keep Certifiers safe from further infections? Our executives are looking at this and please see an initial plan which […]

Repair University: What Should Every Technician Know?

During this Level 4 period the RCA thought it might be helpful and informative to start sharing interesting content. This first video is What Should Every Technician Know? via Collision Hub. View the YouTube video in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw_fwjI-svU Keep an eye out for more content to come – enjoy!

Ministry of Transport – Update advice on WoF/CoF

The Ministry of Transport has updated land transport advice on its website. It is contained in a .pdf file on this page: https://www.transport.govt.nz/about/covid-19-alert-level-4-transport-essential-services/ The pdf file is here: https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Import/Uploads/About/Transport-Essential-Services.pdf The advice is lengthy, and I’ve copied only the WoF/CoF advice below.  Please keep in mind that we remain in a dynamic situation and the advice on […]

Commercial Customers – VTNZ COVID19 Closing Information

As you know New Zealand is now moving into a Level 4 COVID-19 Alert Status in an effort to significantly slow and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 throughout our country. Here at VTNZ we completely support this objective as one of our key focuses is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR REPAIR CERTIFIERS — COVID-19 Virus Information and Support

Due to COVID-19 we have put together an important reference pack leading you to best practice to do what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19, and protect New Zealand. A few key safety points are as follow: Physical distancing: Workers should practice physical distancing, with people no closer than 1 metre where possible. […]