Our brand new trailer came without a Warrant of Fitness (WOF) or Rego (Registration Plates). Reason being that registration is done into your name/record with the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), so manufacturers are unable to do it on your behalf. The alternative is that they register it to themselves and then transfer it to you – but then you’re the second legal “owner.” Without registration plates there is no way of linking the WOF to the particular trailer.
To register a trailer for the first time in New Zealand (whether it is imported, scratch built, new, or used) you need to complete an MR2B form which can be collected from usual vehicle licensing outlets – AA, VTNZ etc. Fortunatley Kea were kind enough to fill ours in with the chassis number and other details of our new trailer. Otherwise you will need to collect these and complete yourself.
All you need to do is return the form (to an AA or VTNZ), pay the fee (we paid $84) and voila! They will issue you with a number plate and registration sticker. Exciting! Then you are able to get the trailer WOF’ed, which is valid for 3 years for a new trailer I believe!