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... to help builders & modifiers, not to hinder them...

"The approval system is provided, to help builders and modifiers, not to hinder them. This chapter may look at first glance like more bureaucracy, but in fact, it is quite the opposite. By providing the Technical Advisory Committee with information on what you want to do, these experts can help you by pointing out any potential areas of concern, ideas which could save you time, or processes which could produce better results. The main objective of this process is to provide you with the best possible chances of building a vehicle that will meet the requirements of the LVV certification process when, inevitably, you reach that critical point....."

 

LVVTA
'The NZ Car Construction Manual'

 

If you have a technical question, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or Knowledge-base sections first.
Always check that you are accessing the most up-to-date technical requirements by downloading the New Zealand Car Construction Manual here.

Other certification types (outside of LVVTA):
For 'Entry Certification' click here | For 'Repair Certification' click here | For 'Heavy Vehicle Certification' click here.

Email

To send us an email, select a link from below;

Technical enquiries - Click here to email us

General enquiries - Click here to email us


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Telephone

To call us;

From within New Zealand: (04) 238 4343

From outside New Zealand: +(00)64 4 238 4343

 

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FORUM and Facebook

You can join the LVVTA Forum to ask technical questions.

You can follow us on our Facebook Page for updates, topical items, and join discussions.

Courier

For all courier deliveries, address your package to:

  • Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc
  • 21 Raiha Street
  • Elsdon
  • Porirua 5022

Attention: <insert recipient name here>

  • * Always include your name, address and telephone number on the package.
  • * Always use traceable delivery, and make sure you retain the tracking number.
  • * If you require the item returned to you, please provide a return courier bag or ticket and make sure you provide your correct return address details.



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    Mail/Post

    For all postal deliveries, address your package or letter to:

      • Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc
      • PO Box 50-600
      • Porirua 5240

      Attention: <Insert recipients name here>

    • * Always include your name, address and telephone number on the package or letter.
    • * If you would like the item returned to you, please provide return packaging, postage, and return address details.



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      • Visit us

        You are welcome to visit us at LVVTA.

      • However to avoid disappointment, we ask that you call first to arrange an appointment.

      • The Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association is based in Porirua, about 10 minutes drive to the north of Wellington City.

        • Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association Inc.
        • 21 Raiha Street
        • Elsdon

        Porirua 5022


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      • MAKE A COMPLAINT

        To make a complaint, please download and complete the LVVTA Complaint Form, and return it to us on the address provided within the form.

        Contact an LVV Certifier

        Use the location map below, or download a PDF version to the right.



      • Before you start, you'll need to learn about 'Certifier Categories'.





        Before you decide on a certifier, you should understand which Certifier Categories your certifier will need to hold to be able to inspect your vehicle.

        All LVV Certifiers are appointed with LVV Certifier Categories, issued by The NZ Transport Agency.

        These categories are appointed to those certifiers who have knowledge and expertise in that specific area.

        This means that some certifiers are limited to what they can certify.

        Click here to download a current LVV Certifier Category Listing.

        If you need any help with this process, feel free to contact us.

 

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