You must obey all parking signs.
Any parking sign that has a red border around the outside means that you cannot stop there at any time, unless other times are shown.
Below are some examples of parking signs and what they mean.
You must not stop here between the times shown
on the sign. If you do, your car will be towed away.
You will have to pay the tow fee to get your car back
You must not stop for the distance shown on the sign
You cannot stop here at any time
You can stop after you pass this sign
You can't stop between 8 am and 6 pm in the direction shown by the arrow
You may not stop here at any time. Only buses can stop here
All other parking signs apply between 8 am and 6 pm, other than public holidays covered by section 44(1) of the Holidays Act 2003 (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, etc), unless other times are shown.
The number shown under the 'P' shows how many minutes you can park for
A coupon must be displayed on the window of the vehicle if you park here
Only motorcycles can park here
Any vehicle can stop here to unload goods or people, but the vehicle must not be left unattended for more than five minutes
Only goods service vehicles can stop here to unload goods or people, but the vehicle must not be left unattended for more than five minutes
Parking areas with the sign shown below are set aside to give mobility parking permit holders easy access to places such as supermarkets, libraries and community centres.
To park here you must display a mobility parking permit on your front window. Otherwise, you may be fined or have your vehicle towed away.
For information on how to get a permit, and the special parking conditions that go with it, contact CCS Disability Action or your local council.
Only vehicles displaying a mobility parking permit can park here
Mobility parking permit
New Zealand Road Code Test Questions, practise online with instant answers for learner license theory test.