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Parking Restrictions

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This page contains information about the various types of parking restrictions that are in use in Whangarei.
Updated: 31/10/2014 1:31 p.m.


Clearways are designed for the safe and smooth flow of traffic on busy roads during peak hours. They are in force on main arterial routes through the city at morning and evening peak traffic flows.

Clearway locations

  • Selwyn Ave - south side of road (Burger King side) between the Rust Avenue bridge and Western Hills Drive, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Walton Street - south side of road (Placemakers side) between the Walton Street bridge and Maunu Road, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Walton Street - Cameron Street to Robert Street, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Bank Street - Rust Avenue to Hunt Street, from 4pm to 6pm 
  • Bank Street - south side of road (railway side) between the bus stop and Water Street, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Rust Avenue - north side of road (ANZ Bank side) between the Rust Avenue rail bridge and Bank Street, from 7am to 9am, and 4pm to 6pm.

Commercial loading zones

There are dedicated loading zones throughout the city which are dropoff and pick up zones for businesses and commercial premises during business hours. Parking in these zones is not permitted and cars will receive a parking ticket.

Disabled person parking space

These are car parking areas designated for vehicles driven or operated by a disabled person and which display a Mobility Parking Permit. Please be aware of these designated car parks and if you do not have a Mobility Parking Permit, do not park in them.

Permit holders must make sure their Mobility Parking Permit is valid and clearly visible or you may receive a parking ticket.

If you do receive a parking ticket, the fine is $150.

Taxi stand

Taxi stands are for the sole use of taxis. You may not park or stop your vehicle in these areas at any time.

The cost for this infringement is $60.

Bus stop

Bus stops must be kept clear at all times to allow buses to get close to the kerb. They also need room to manoeuvre in and out of traffic freely and safely. Passenger safety is paramount, and they need to be able to board and leave a bus safely without the worry of any oncoming vehicles.

Parking on a bus stop is not permitted at any time during the day or at night unless stipulated by a sign.

Please read all parking signs carefully.

Road markings

Broken yellow lines are painted along the edges of roads where necessary as a permanent and visible warning to drivers that parking on that part of the road is not permitted at any time.

This includes situations where:

  • the driver or any person is sitting in the vehicle
  • the vehicle engine is running
  • the vehicle hazard lights are flashing
  • the vehicle is waiting to pick up or drop someone off.

You may see broken yellow lines at:

  • beside pedestrian crossings
  • near intersections
  • near bus stops
  • near taxi stands
  • on narrow or winding roads.


If a vehicle is parked over any part of a footpath, it is considered to be parked on the footpath. This can cause obstruction to pedestrians who are forced to walk around the vehicle into the road, which compromises their safety.

Parking infringement tickets are issued if vehicles are found to be parked on any part of a public footpath.



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