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Last update: 14 June 2006

 

Picture

Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
           
1

1908 1925 car cast
painted

cast plate wanted
CH = Christchurch
Klotz

WN = Wellington
Roovers
PK = Piako

2 1908 1925 mc   plate wanted
BUL = Buller
Dymond
3   1925 dlr   NP = New Plymouth
Greenborough
4     govt N.Z.P. 1 New Zealand Police
this is not a real plate
but specially made for a movie
5 1925 1926 car NZ 12345  
6 1925 1926 car NZ 123456 stacked NZ
Greenborough
7 1925 1926 car NZ 123456 small NZ
Greenborough
8

9


1925 1926 mc 12 NZ 345

NZ 12345


mc, also with stacked NZ
10 1925 1926 dlr D 1234 Greenborough
11 1925 1926 dlr D NZ 123 motorcycle
Greenborough
12 1926 1927 car 123456  
13 1926 1929 mc   2 shapes
these plates are from 1927 Dymond
14 1926 1927 dlr D 1234 big D (only 1926)
Greenborough
15 1926 1963 dlr D 12 motorcycle
this plate is from 1961
Fox
16 1927 1928 car 123 456  
17 1927 1963 dlr D 1234 all years, all colours
this plate is from 1956
18

1927 1928 other A 1234
B 1234
C 1234
E?
exempt tax
Greenborough
19 1928 1929 car 123 456  
20
1928 1965 other E 12345 exempt tax
these plates are from
1946 (alum.) and 1956
21 1929 1930 car 123 456  
22 1930 1931 car 123 456  
23
1930 1934 mc 12345 one shape front and rear
these plates are from 1932 Dymond
24 1930 1961 govt GOVT upgrade wanted
this plate is from 1956
25 1931 1932 car 123 456  
26 1932 1933 car 123 456  
27 1932 1965 truck H 12345 heavy vehicle
this plate is from 1939
28 1932 1965 truck L 12345 light vehicle
this plate is from 1932
29 1932 1965 bus P 1234 passenger bus
this plate is from 1961
30 1932 1965 bus S 1234

service coach
this plate is from 1961

31 1932 1965 taxi T 1234 this plate is from 1961
32 1932 1935 car X 1234 overflow
this plate is from 1933
33 1933 1934 car 123 456  
34 picture wanted
R
1933 1934 hire R 12345 plate wanted
rental and private hire
35 1934 1935 car 123 456  
36 1934 1965 tr R 1234 this plate is from 1936
37 1935 1936 car 123 456  
38
1935 1963 mc 12345 bigger size
these plates are from
1956 and 1961
39 1935 1965

bus

V 1234 contract vehicle
this plate is from 1961
40 1936 1937 car 123 456  
41 1937 1938 car 123 456  
42 1938 1939 car 123 456  
43 1939 1940 car 123 456  
44 Sept 1939 June 1951 other   United Kingdom High Commission plates were introduced at the beginning of the war in Sept 1939. The following year they were joined by the AHC and CHC for the Australian and Canadian High Commissions and  followed, after self rule by India in 1947, by an IHC prefix Carter
45 1940 1941 car 123 456  
46 1941 1946 car 123 456  
47 1941 1965 govt GVT 1234 this plate is from 1961
48 1946 1951 car 123 456  
49 1951 1956 car 123 456  
50
1951 1965 CD DPL 123 these plates are from
1956 and 1961
Fox (1961)
51 1953?   mc 12345 L learner
52 1956 1961 car 123 456  
53 1956 1965 tr ER 12345 exempt tax
this plate is from 1956
54 1956 1965 truck HA 1234
(56 HA
61 HA-HE)
heavy vehicle
this plate is from 1961
55 1956 1965 tr RA 1234
(56 RA-RD 61 RA-RG)
this plate is from 1956
56 1961 1966 car 123 456  
57

1961 1965 mc E 123 exempt tax
Fox
58 1961 1965 other EA 1234
(EA-ED)

exempt tax

59 1961 1965 truck LA 1234
(LA-LD)

light vehicle

60            
61            
62 July 1963 June 1964 mc 12345 motorcycle
also tractor and trailer
63 July 1963 1972 dlr D 1234 dealer
all vehicles
64 July 1964 Nov 1986 car AB 1234 (A-M)

1974 HA
1978 JA
1981 KA
1984 MA

65 July 1964 1975 mc 123 AB motorcycle
also tractor and trailer
66 July 1965 1986 govt CR 123 plate wanted
ministers of the crown
Europlate
67 July 1965 1986 CD DC 123 diplomatic
68 July 1965 1986 CD 1 DCC plate wanted
motorcycle
RG
69 July 1965 1986 CC CC 123 plate wanted
car-size (mc-size = Cook Island)
RG
70 July 1965 1986 CD FC 123 non diplomatic embassy staff
F = First Arrival
71 1972 1987 dlr 1234 D dealer
all vehicles
72 1975 1988 mc 12 ABC
(-99 RLG)
motorcycle
also tractor and trailer
73 1986   car MX 1-300 plate wanted
testrun
RG
- 1986       illegal repaint
Europlate
74
Nov
1986
now car AB 1234 (N-Z)

AB 1
1988 OA
1993 SA
1998 XA
2000 ZA

just a short version
75 1986 now pers 2-6 characters NZ$ 250 ( 150)
later (1999?) NZ$ 432 ( 250)
2003? NZ$ 504 ( 300)
76

1986 now govt CR 123 ministers (of the crown)
77

  now CD DC 1234 + DCC? plate wanted
RG
78   now CC CC 1234 plate wanted
RG
79   now FC FC 123 plate wanted
non diplomatic embassy staff
Brumby
80 1987 Dec 1995 dlr X 1234 all vehicles
sticker on the rear
81   now govt Crown plate wanted (haha)
Governor General
Klotz
-

    army  NZ 12345 fleet number only
NZ-army, uses normal car plates
Europlate
82 May 1988 now mc 12/ABC
(RLH-)
sticker
83   now pers 2-5 characters plate wanted
motorcycle
new sticker 1997

NPCC
84 May 1988 1995 tr A 1234 sticker
85 1990 now car AB 1234
from PC 1 onwards
1996 UH
86 1990   pers 1234 NZ commemorative
150 years
NZ$ 550 ( 325)
87 1991 now pers 1-6 characters investment
88 1995 now tr 1234 A plate wanted
Greenborough
89 Jan 1996 Dec 1999 dlr 1234 X year dealer
90 Jan 1996 Dec 1996 dlr 1234 X year motorcycle
91 1996 now mc 12 ABC (TAA-YET) new letter type
255x100mm
92 1996 now mc 12/ABC (TAA-YET) plate wanted
square, new lettertype
NPCC
93 1996 now mc 2-5 characters plate wanted
new lettertype
Sabine
94 Oct 1996 now pers 12 ABC or
ABC 12
A day to remember
original NZ$ 950 ( 550)
later (1999?) NZ$ 500 ( 300)
95


Jan 1997 Dec 1999 dlr D 123 year
X 123 year
motorcycle dealer
last plate: they forgot the year
Paul (last 3)
96

Feb 1998 now pers 2-6 characters caption
NZ$ 500 ( 300)
11 colors (border and text)
black
yellow
green
red
purple
turquoise
light blue
orange
dark blue
pink
tan
Greenborough (2nd)
Brightwell (3rd)
97 June 1998 now pers AB 12 all blacks
NZ
$ 1.000 ( 600)
98 coast guard
picture wanted
Nov 1998 now pers CG ABCDE plate wanted
coast guard
NZ$ 500 ( 300)
- ?       sample plate
Greenborough
99 super 12?
ever issued?
May 1999 now pers 5x plate wanted
super 12
100            
101
Jan 2000 Dec 2006 dlr X 1234 year
1234 X year
plate wanted
dealer
Paul (2x)
102 real estate?
ever issued?
2000?       plate wanted
103 2000?     S 1234
(S 2000 - 2200)
plate wanted
NZ$ 500 ( 300)
Sabine
104

Rugby
Sailing

2000?     2-6 characters plate wanted
specialty plates
NZ$ 500 ( 300)
fishing
gardening
golfer
sailing
tennis

and later?
rugby
skiing
Sabine (5x)
105 New Millenium 2000?       plate wanted
 
106 Mar 2001 now car ABC 123 plate wanted
Oct 2002 BAA
May 2004 CAA
Nov 2005 DAA
Brightwell
- 2001 now car ABC 123 illegal repaint
Paul
107 ? now tr A 123 B plate wanted
Sabine
108   now pers 2-6 characters plate wanted
personalized in red
Sabine
109 June 2003 now car ABC 123
(BMW 001-999)
new Euro plates for BMW's only, incl. dealer ad
on the left a 45mm blue panel 'Southern Cross' over NZ
in Aug for the rest of NZ
first of the series
110 June 2003 now pers 2-6 characters plate wanted
also as personalized version
NZ$ 599 (about  360)
Europlate
111



Aug 2003 now car ABC 123 plate wanted
new Euro plates
NZ$ 252 ( 150)
other makes (see here and the next line)
Audi
Jaguar
Land Rover
Mercedes
Mini
Peugeot
Porsche
Volkswagen
Volvo
Paul (2x)
Sabine (3x)
112



Aug 2003 now pers 2-6 characters plate wanted
new Euro plates
NZ$ 599 (about  360)
other makes
Paul (2x)
Sabine (3x)
113


  now car ABC 123 plate wanted
other versions, like fern
Sabine (3x)
BMW 1 being the first of the series
Harri
114   now pers 2-6 characters plate wanted
other versions, like fern
Sabine
115   now car AB 1234 plate wanted
remake from the older series
Sabine
116 Auckland
Bay of Plenty

Hawkes Bay



Wellington
2004? now pers 2-6 characters plate wanted
NZ$ 576 (about  340)
Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Canterbury
Hawkes Bay
Otago
Taranaki
Waikato
Wellington
Sabine (3x)
RG (Waikato)
117
Maori
2004? now pers 2-6 characters New Zealand
Maori
Sabine
118 2004? now pers 2-6 characters new version of the caption series
RG
119 Mar 2006 now car ABC 123 new dies
from DFN 1
Redeye
120 Apr 2006 now mc 12 ABC new dies
from 1 YET
RG
121 Apr 2006 now tr A 123 B new dies
from G 1 Z
RG
122 Apr 2006 now pers 2-6 characters new dies
here an investment plate
Redeye
123 Apr 2006 now pers 2-6 characters new dies
here an Euro plate
RG
124   2006? now dlr X 1234 year
1234 X year
new dies
will there be a 2006 dealer plate with new dies?
RG

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