Free, Pay and Display and Restricted on Street car parking are provided in a variety of locations around Whakatane CBD and Kopeopeo. The majority of the car parks available in both CBDs are restricted. Please check the time limits whenever you park your car – limits are clearly displayed on blue signs.
Offences Enforceable by Parking Wardens
Infringement notices are issued if your vehicle:-
- is parked in excess of time limit, parked over a broken yellow line, loading zones, service lanes, double parked and parked in an area restricted for certain vehicles e.g. taxis, buses, and mobility parks
- has no current warrant of certification of fitness
- has smooth, worn or damaged tyres
- is an unlicensed vehicle
- does not have registration plates fitted properly
- fails to display red light on parked goods service vehicle.
Powers of Parking Wardens
Section 128E of the Land Transport Act 1998
Powers of parking wardens
(1) A parking warden in uniform or in possession of a warrant or other evidence of authority as a parking warden—
(b) may, in relation to enforcing the provisions of any stationary vehicle offence or special vehicle lane offence, direct any person on any road, and apparently in charge of or in any vehicle, to—
(d) may, if the parking warden believes on reasonable grounds that a vehicle on a road causes an obstruction in the road or to any vehicle entrance to any property or that the removal of the vehicle is desirable in the interests of road safety or for the convenience or in the interests of the public,—
(2) Every person commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who—
(3) Every person to whom any direction is given under the authority of subsection (1) must comply with the direction, and no person may do any act that is for the time being forbidden by any direction given under the authority of subsection (1).
(4) A person who is authorised by a parking warden to enter a vehicle for the purpose of moving it or preparing it for movement or to move a vehicle to a place where it does not constitute a traffic hazard may do so, but must do everything reasonably necessary to ensure that the vehicle is not damaged while doing so.
(5) Every person commits an offence and is liable for a fine not exceeding $1,000 if the person—
(b) fails to deliver possession of the vehicle, as soon as practicable, to a person who produces satisfactory evidence, at any reasonable time, to the effect that the person was lawfully entitled to possession of the vehicle immediately before it was moved