The New Zealand Parking Association, (NZPA) formerly known as New Zealand Association of Parking Enforcement Authorities (NZPEA) was established in 1983. Membership has grown to include 61 members from local Authorities, Airport authorities, Carpark owners and operators, Police, Trade Exhibitors and Training providers and continues to expand with new members from related industries. While the NZ Parking Association is New Zealand based, there are also Australian members. The Association is here to provide support to members. The network of members countrywide provides a wealth of experience for problem sharing.
Trade exhibitors provide up to date industry knowledge and technological trends for the efficient enforcement of parking. Training providers ensure that Councils throughout the country have the opportunity to ensure their employees are trained to a professional level. Members have access to information from the New Zealand Motor Vehicle Register and the CCS NZ Operation Mobility Card Register. This information is vital for operational procedures.
The Parking Association is governed by its constitution and rules and has an Executive Committee that works closely with Government representatives to ensure that changes in legislation are accurate and enforceable. It is essential that members are aware of their obligations to enforce the statutes and law accurately. Members are kept up to date with law changes and their consequences.
The annual NZPA Conference allows Council representatives the opportunity to network with other members. Speakers are sourced to present topics that will be informative and beneficial to members. Changes in legislation are reviewed and discussed with members having the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and other exhibitors. Trade exhibitors have the opportunity to display and promote their products. In 2004 at the annual conference a workshop was held to create a operational business plan for the association.