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Marine Protection Rules Part 102: Certificates of Insurance

The Ministry of Transport, in conjunction with Maritime New Zealand, sought feedback on a proposed rule amendment that increases the minimum financial assurance requirement for offshore installations from 14 million International Monetary Fund Units of Account (approximately NZ$26 million) to 162 million International Monetary Fund Units of Account (approximately NZ$300 million).

The intention of the consultation was to identify and determine the potential impacts should the minimum requirement be increased.

The requirement applies only to offshore installations.

Consultation closed on Friday 27 June 2014.

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Supplementary Fund Protocol, 2003

The Ministry of Transport sought feedback on a proposal that New Zealand accedes to the Supplementary Fund Protocol, 2003. New Zealand’s accession to the Supplementary Fund Protocol, 2003, would give New Zealand access to compensation from the Supplementary Fund in the event of a major marine oil spill from an oil tanker. This would increase the compensation available to New Zealand from up to $377 million, to up to $1.392 billion.

Consultation closed on Friday 27 June 2014.

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Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 Amendment and Land Transport (Offences and Penalties) Regulations 1999

The NZ Transport Agency, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport, is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to legislation relating to overweight and high-productivity motor vehicles. 

The proposed changes alter the offences and penalties incurred by freight operators whose vehicles are detected as exceeding either the weight limits stated in Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002, or those set out in a permit.

Submissions closed 7 April 2014.

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Road toll
2013 road toll 254
12 months to 1 August 2014 274
1 Jan to 1 August 2014 167
1 Jan to 1 August 2013 147

Draft GPS 2015