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General and class-restricted parking signs in New Zealand

The following are general and class-restricted parking signs and are all blue signs with white writing. They indicate where you are allowed to park, for how long or when, and what type of vehicles the parking applies to. Then try out a Road Code quiz to test your knowledge.

New_Zealand_RP-7.svgNew_Zealand_RP-7.1_(right).svg New_Zealand_RP-7.1_(left).svg New_Zealand_RP-7.1_(double).svg Signage indicating a loading zone and for how long you are allowed to park there. In this case, it is 5 minutes. An arrow will show the position of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant.
New_Zealand_RP-8.svgNew_Zealand_RP-8.1_(right).svg New_Zealand_RP-8.1_(left).svg New_Zealand_RP-8.1_(double).svg A sign showing motorbike parking only, and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
New_Zealand_RP-7.2.svg This sign is often added under a timed parking restriction sign indicating that only goods vehicles may use this space.
New_Zealand_RP-4_(P120_double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P120_right).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P120_left).svg Two hours of parking with the parking area shown in relation to the position of the sign
New_Zealand_RP-4_(P60_double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P60_left).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P60_right).svg One hour of parking with the parking area shown in relation to the position of the sign.
New_Zealand_RP-4_(P30_double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P30_left).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4_(P30_right).svg Half an hour of parking with the parking area shown in relation to the position of the sign.
 New_Zealand_RP-4.2_(right).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4.1_(double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4.1_(right).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4.2_(double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4.1_(left).svgNew_Zealand_RP-4.2_(left).svg Half an hour of parking showing time restrictions and where the parking is in relation to the position of the sign.
New_Zealand_RP-4.3.svg Indicates the parking includes the stated time
New_Zealand_RP-9.svg New_Zealand_RP-9.1_(right).svg New_Zealand_RP-9.1_(left).svg New_Zealand_RP-9.1_(double).svg A sign showing bicycle parking only, and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_Time_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_Time_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_Time_Limit_(double).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_Time_Limit.svg Timed bus parking and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
 New_Zealand_-_Parking_for_5_Minute_Maximum_Goods_Vehicles_Only.svg This sign is sometimes added under a general timed parking sign, and restricts it to goods vehicles for a maximum of 5 minutes
New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_Non_Standard_Hours.svg Bus parking on the days indicated, and to the left and right of this sign
New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_No_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_No_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_No_Limit_(double).svg New_Zealand_-_Bus_Parking_No_Limit.svg Bus parking area and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_Time_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_Time_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_Time_Limit_(double).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_Time_Limit.svg Timed shuttle bus parking (in this case 30 minutes), and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
 New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_No_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_No_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_No_Limit_(double).svg New_Zealand_-_Shuttle_Parking_No_Limit.svg Shuttle bus parking and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
New_Zealand_RP-12.svg New_Zealand_RP-11_(ends).svg New_Zealand_RP-11_(begins).svg Coupon parking zone signs
New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_No_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_No_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_No_Limit_(double).svgNew_Zealand_RP-10.svg Disabled parking and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant
New_Zealand_-_Pay_and_Display_Parking.svg All vehicles must pay a fee for parking at one of the machines provided. Times may vary and could be indicated either on the machine or on other signs. The machine will dispense a ticket for you to put in your windshield. Ensure the ticket is placed face up and visible to parking wardens otherwise you may get a parking ticket
New_Zealand_-_Parking_Permits_Exempt.svg All parking restrictions are waived if a vehicle displays a parking permit
New_Zealand_-_Parking_for_Authorised_Vehicles_Only.svg Only authorised vehicles can park here
New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_Time_Limit.svg New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_Time_Limit_(right).svg New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_Time_Limit_(left).svg New_Zealand_-_Disabled_Parking_Time_Limit_(double).svg Disabled parking showing the time and the location of the parking in relation to the sign, if relevant

Other signs

Parking signs can be stacked to give specific instructions for drivers of different vehicles.

Four plates on this disabled parking sign clarify when it is in effect, who can use it and for how long.

Paid parking zones are common around central Auckland and these signs appear where they start.

This sign is in Rotorua indicating no parking except for campervans to the left. There are not equivalent blue signs in this case.

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