No cars for sale here

Photo: Sean Nugent
Photo: Sean Nugent
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has put up signs this week at a popular car-selling spot on the road verge of State Highway 6 in Wanaka informing the public they can no longer do so.

Transit NZ Bylaw 1999/14 prohibits the sale of vehicles on state highways and says the authority can remove the vehicles if it feels they are in breach of the bylaw.

Despite the bylaw, it is believed the Wanaka community has used the road verge, which lies next to the intersection of SH6 and SH84, to sell vehicles for a number of years - although there were none in sight this week after the signs were put in place.

The NZTA did not respond to questions as to why it decided the time was right to erect the signs and whether it had received complaints about the number of cars for sale on the road verge.

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