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    Pre 1925 NZ number plate prefixes.

    Prior to 1925 each region had their own number plate prefix before the whole country ran one set up. Does anyone know where there maybe a list of the codes please?
    HW Hawera
    WG Wanganui
    WN Wellington
    etc etc

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    According to the reference I have it wasn't regions, but "registering Authorities" and shows 155 different codes! Wellington used W.N with numbers 1 upwards and W for 1001 to 2000. Source, "The NZ Motorists Guide".
    Just taking letter K because it's a small list
    Kaikoura County Council K.C
    Kaitangata County Council K
    Kaitieke County Council K.I.E
    Kawhia County Council K.W.A
    Kiwitea County Council K.W
    Kowai County Council K.C.B

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    thank you heaps, it was an early W plate we were curious about so problem solved

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    Early NZ Number Plates -

    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    thank you heaps, it was an early W plate we were curious about so problem solved
    Oldfart has good information - here are a few example of early plates up to and including 1925..


    Check these out !. some 1905 - 1908 issues.

    Name:  NZ Number plates #908 1905 - 1908 Local Plates crop R Armstrong .jpg
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    Wellington Early Plate.

    Name:  NZ Number plates #909 B Wellington 1908 crop D A Howell.jpg
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    First "National " Issue Plate - they were made in California and used the same font and size as that State of the USA.

    1925 ;
    Name:  NZ Number plates #926 1925 - 26 crop R Armstrong.jpg
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