VHA Investments Trading As:    Adventure Car Rentals Wanaka Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions


You agree to the following terms:

General policy information
1.Only the people listed on page 1 of this agreement will drive the vehicle.
2. Everyone driving the vehicle must have a valid full NZ or overseas driving licence for at least 1
full year (translated into English if necessary) that is required for the class of vehicle.
3. If you believe you have been incorrectly charged or you have any other complaint about your
experience, you must inform us in writing within 20 working days.
4. We will aim to resolve all complaints amicably and in good faith and try to settle all disputes
within 7 days. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 7 days, you will be advised of the likely
timeframe to resolve and we will aim to give you weekly updates.
5. If you are unhappy with the outcome, you have the right to engage external dispute resolution
Your obligations

6. You will pay the amount specified on page 1 of this agreement to the operator (and any extension agreed to by the hirer)
7. You may also be liable for any relevant additional charges for:
a) additional distance driven;
b) Fuel;
c) RUC(Road User Charges);
d) Returning the vehicle later than the agreed time;
e) Damage to or repair of the vehicle, and enforcement charges relating to this;
f) Traffic fines, infringement fees, and any administration cost we have to pay in relation to this;
g) any Toll charges.
8. At the start of the hire you must give us your credit card details. We may put a hold on your
credit card up to the total value of the agreed insurance excess.
How to use the vehicle
9. You must never:
a) Use or let anyone else use the vehicle to transport passengers for hire or reward unless you let
us know in writing, and you are appropriately licensed under Part 4A of the Land Transport Act
1998 (“the Act”);
b) Sublet or hire the vehicle to anyone else;
c) Allow the vehicle to be used outside of our authority;
d) Drive or let anyone else drive the vehicle in breach of sections 56, 57, 57AA, 57A or 58 of the
e) Drive or let anyone else drive the vehicle in any race, speed test, rally or contest; Use the
vehicle or let anyone else use the vehicle in breach of the Act, the Land Transport (Road User)
Rule 2004, the Freedom Camping Act 2011, or any other Act, regulation, rule or bylaw about road
f) Use the vehicle or let anyone else use the vehicle to transport more passengers or goods than
set in the certificate of loading and/or RUC certificate (whichever sets less); or
g) Drive the vehicle or let anyone else drive the vehicle on any roads listed in clause 29(f) of this
agreement, or on any beach, driveway, or surface likely to damage to vehicle.
10. It is your responsibility to ensure that:
You take reasonable care when driving and parking the vehicle;
a) You maintain the water in the vehicle’s radiator and battery at the proper level;
b) You maintain the oil in the vehicle at the proper level;
c) You maintain the tyres at the proper pressure;
d) The vehicle is secure and locked whenever it is not being used;
e) Nobody interferes with the distance recorder or speedometer;
f) Nobody interferes with any part of the engine, transmission, braking or suspension systems;
g) If a warning light appears, or you believe the vehicle needs mechanical attention, you stop
driving and contact us at once;
h) You keep a copy of this agreement in the vehicle during the hire.
11. Accidents
Regardless of who is at fault, if the vehicle is involved in an accident, is damaged, breaks down or
needs repair or salvage, you must notify us at once. You must not arrange or carry out any repairs
or salvage without our approval unless this is necessary to prevent further damage to the vehicle
or other property.
12. Returning the vehicle
You must return the vehicle before or at the end of the hire period to the address set out on
page 1 of this agreement. If the vehicle is returned late or to another location without our
approval then penalty fees will be payable by the hirer
Our Responsibilities
13. We will make sure the vehicle is in a safe and road-worthy condition and displays a valid and
current Certificate of Fitness (COF) & Registration (Rego)
14. If the vehicle needs repair or replacement, we will discuss your options with you to minimise
your inconvenience.
Cancelling this agreement
15. You may cancel this agreement:
a) 10 days before the hire starts, a refund will be made less a $30 administration fee;
b) within the 10 period of the rental start, a minimum cancellation fee of $100 is payable, up to a
maximum of $500, dependant upon the hire period and how far from the start of the rental the
cancellation is given.
c) During the hire, and return to the originally agreed return location, you must still pay the
normal fee applicable for the full hire of the vehicle. No refund will be made by us.
16. If the vehicle category you booked is unavailable, we will upgrade you to the next best option.
If no upgrade is available, we will still give you a vehicle and refund you the difference in value or
give you the option to cancel.
Dangerous driving
17. If we reasonably believe that your driving will likely cause danger to yourself or anyone else, we
may: a) cancel this agreement at once by giving you either verbal or written notice, and
b) elect to discuss circumstances of your cancellation with other rental companies to promote safe
driving in New Zealand. If we cancel the agreement because of this, you must return the vehicle to
the address set out on page 1 of this agreement as soon as possible. No refund will be payable by us.
18. We may cancel this agreement if you breach any of the obligations or conditions outlined in this
agreement. If so, no refund will be given.
19. We will collect, hold and use your personal information for purposes related to the hire of the
vehicle. We may disclose such personal information to third parties legitimately seeking to recover
debts incurred as a result of your use of the vehicle.
20. You retain rights of access to, and correction of, your personal information.
21. You are liable for any:
a) loss or damage to the vehicle and its accessories (excluding fair wear and tear)
b) consequential loss, damage or costs we have to pay, including all salvage costs, and
c) loss or damage to vehicles and property of third parties arising during the hire, that is caused by
any authorised driver of the vehicle.
22. Our fleet is insured under a policy of motor vehicle insurance (“Policy”) from a person or company
licensed to carry on insurance business in New Zealand under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010.

23. Please note that we are not providing insurance services to you. We are only managing the
insurance provided under the Policy. We reserve the right to decide whether to claim under the
Policy. If the vehicle is damaged, you must contact us at once and only deal with us.
24. Who is covered
Everyone named on page 1 of this agreement is covered against any accidental loss as set out in
clause 21.
25. Your Excess
This is the amount you must contribute towards the cost of repair or replacement of the vehicle. For
single vehicle damage/loss, you must pay the amount as agreed for on Page 1 of the Agreement for
Hire. For multiple vehicle damage/loss, you must pay the amount as agreed for on Page 1 of the
Agreement for Hire.
Insurance Exclusions on all Insurance Excess options:
26. Windscreen and tyres are not covered under any of our Insurance Excess options,
unless the hirer has at the start of the hire added to the rental agreement the specific windscreen &
tyre insurance.
27. You will not be covered for any loss if :
a) you or anyone driving the vehicle is under the influence of any intoxicating substance, drug or
b) the vehicle is used in an unsafe or damaged condition, and the person driving the vehicle was or
should have been aware of this;
c) you or anyone else drives the vehicle in any race, speed test, rally, hill climbing or contest;
d) anyone drives the vehicle who is not named on page 1 of this agreement, or does not have a valid
and full drivers licence (for at least 1 full year);
e) you or anyone else driving the vehicle causes any loss or damage by committing any intentional or
reckless act or omission, including a reckless or intentional serious traffic offence;
f) you or anyone else drives the vehicle on any of the following roads or locations; on any beaches or
off road (not on a public road). Only vehicles that have been specifically hired with the express
approval of us will be allowed to drive to Raspberry Creek and/or past the entrance to Treble Cone
Ski Field Wanaka. No vehicles may be driven on the Skippers Canyon road.
g) damage is caused due to unlawful driving OR if the driver receives a charge of reckless or dangerous driving by the NZ Police, OR if damage is caused due to negligence or wilful conduct
h) damage is caused due to the use of incorrect or contaminated fuel
i) any loss or damage occurs to any accessories hired from us
j) any over-body damage (due to installation of any item outside the bodywork that increases the
size of the vehicle, resulting in damage to the vehicle and to third-party vehicles and persons)
k) any cost of replacement of lost or stolen car keys, and the damage to car keys (FOB)
l) there is any loss or damage to any property stolen from the vehicle or otherwise lost or damaged
during the rental
m) any damage occurs to the vehicle from the incorrect installation of snow chains while on hire
and/or the incorrect addition of skis, and/or other accessories to the vehicle
Infringement offences
28. You will be liable for the following infringement offences committed during the hire:
a) a speeding offence, a toll offence or, an offence for not keeping to a traffic signal direction,
detected by vehicle surveillance equipment or, an offence for parking on a road that breaches any
bylaw or road controlling authority or, an offence against Part 6 of the Land Transport (Road User)
Rule 2004 f) an offence under section 20(1) of the Freedom Camping Act 2001
29. If you commit an infringement offence, you must pay any infringement fee and costs due, plus an
administration fee set by us.
30. We may elect to transfer liability for any infringement offence from us as the registered owner of
the vehicle to you as the driver. If so, we will pass on your name, address, date of birth, and driver
licence number to the relevant infringement authority, and charge an administration fee of $50.00
to cover the cost of transferring liability.
31. If we receive an infringement notice or reminder notice for an infringement offence committed
during the hire, we will send you a copy of the notice and this agreement within 10 working days of
our receipt of the notice
32. After receiving an infringement notice, we will let you know that your credit card may be charged
the set infringement fee and an administration cost of $50.00.
Your rights in regards to a Infringement Fee:
33. You are entitled to:
a) challenge or complain about the alleged offence to the enforcement authority that sent the
infringement notice, and
b) seek a court hearing, either within 56 days from the date the infringement notice was given, or 28
days from the date the reminder notice was given.
VHA Investments Trading As: Adventure Car Rentals Wanaka Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions