COVID-19 Announcement – Essential Service Vehicles & Service Workers
" VINZ has this morning been granted NZTA approval to offer limited services to Essential service vehicles and vehicles of Essential service workers"
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ) has spent the last few days working with the New Zealand
Transport Agency and other industry bodies to understand the “essential services” terminology and to create a plan for providing these services.
Vehicle Inspection New Zealand takes it social responsibility and the health, safety and wellbeing of our workers every seriously and it was important for us to find a way of providing these services, while honoring our requirements under Level 4 and keeping our staff safe.
The New Zealand Transport Agency have today approved a plan for us to deliver these services for the period from Thursday the 25th March through to end of the current level 4 situation. We will be posting information on the required process on our website today for forward bookings.
Please note: VINZ branches will not be open to the public, nor will we be open for walk-in services.
These services will be available only at our COFB stations and will require booking via our Regional Manager network and are for essential service vehicles and vehicles belonging to essential service workers only.
In certain areas both VINZ and VTNZ will be working together to provide these services, subject to availability. This information will be updated on our website on a weekly basis.
We appreciate that sacrifices made now will allow us to more quickly resume normal services. We would like to thank our customers for their patience during this period.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
- To book a service contact the regional manager as listed below. (some sites remain closed)
- You will be asked for info such as Rego, Company Name, Location req, Service req, Date req.
- You will also asked to declare that you are an Essential services supplier Or that the vehicle belongs to an essential services worker
- You will be asked to declare if you have symptoms of the virus OR have been in contact with someone who has symptoms In station the presenter will be required to sign the booking form to allow for traceability.
Sites that will be open for bookings
Mt Wellington (subject to volumes, VINZ may rotate with VTNZ for this service) & Auckland Airport
Warren Kendall – 029 770 8377 for bookings
Hamilton & Palmerston North
Terry Mansfield – 029 771 2788 for bookings
Nelson & Christchurch Airport
Grady Stevens – 027 487 8037 for bookings
Timaru (limited availability) & Dunedin (subject to volumes, VINZ may rotate with VTNZ for this service) & Gore (limited availability)
William Riepma – 027 493 2035 for bookings
For updates on this information please either contact the Regional Manager for your area or check
our website and social media www.vinz.co.nz
ALL OTHER VINZ SITES AND 3RD PARTY OPERATIONS WILL REMAIN CLOSED DURING THIS PERIOD AND WILL BE REVIEWED IN LINE WITH ALERT LEVEL CHANGES.