Talk:Driving licence in New Zealand

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Title of Article[edit]

The current name of this article seems awkward and innaccurate. I would suggest moving it to one of New Zealand Driver License (which is the title on the actual license) or Driver Licensing in New Zealand - which suggests a wider coverage of the topic. Another possibility is that we have two articles by the above names, the first on the physical license (and past versions) and the second on the licensing process. Please indicate which option you support below: dramatic (talk) 22:26, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Regardless of the option chosen (and I don't have a strong opinion), shouldn't it be "licence" rather than "license"? The former is the correct New Zealand English spelling while the latter is an Americanism. - Axver (talk) 07:13, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


Support New Zealand Driver License[edit]

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Support Driver Licensing in New Zealand[edit]

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--Helenalex (talk) 09:50, 1 February 2008 (UTC) especially if someone is willing to do a broader article than just the current licence.

New Zealand Driver's License[edit]

  1. This seems more natural English to me, although I accept the "New Zealand Driver License" option has the advantage of being what's printed on the licence itself. Some history of older driving licenses would of course be good.-gadfium 04:47, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Manual and automatic transmission[edit]

Is it correct that you can't drive manual if you done your full license test in an automatic car? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:34, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

I can't see any mention of this at the ltsa website. It appears that a full license covers any normal car. I suppose that it is possible that this situation is covered by an endorsement of the licence, but I can't find such an endorsement listed. I suggest you ring the ltsa and ask them.-gadfium 21:44, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

I've tried to revert the article name (it doesn't seem to work, after saving it, it's just the same. Quite odd). There was no consensus to change it. Also the new title is a misspelling. It's Licensing with an S not C. Licence Noun, License Verb (and thus licensing). Ozdaren (talk) 10:59, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

License images[edit]

I have both a current and an old (paper) license here - is there any objection to me scanning and uploading them? I'm not sure how copyright, image use policy and the prevailing style of the article intersect here, so I'd appreciate some input from the regulars. Orpheus (talk) 00:25, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I don't know about the copyright situation, but posting an image of your current license may leave you vulnerable to identity theft. You'll probably get more feedback if you ask at the New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board and Help desk.-gadfium 19:11, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Well I wasn't planning on leaving the identifying information intact, obviously. Thanks for the tip on the notice board. Orpheus (talk) 19:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Driving age[edit]

Since the driving age legally changes from 15 to 16 today, I'm planning on editing the article accordingly unless someone else beats me to it. (talk) 19:54, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

All statements indicating the driving age to be fifteen have been changed to past tense, and all statements indicating the driving age to be sixteen have been changed to present tense. Someone may wish to clear it up to ensure it is up to scratch. (talk) 20:31, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Some images[edit]

I will add some images about my temporary driver's licence (with some blurred sensitive material) and also about a car with a learner licence label on it. I'll do it when I get them. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 23:09, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

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