The Blue Book

View The Blue Book 2023 changes

Updated Version 10 July 2023

The Blue Book contains the standard conditions for the engagement of screen production crew in New Zealand.

It is developed and published by The Screen Industry Guild with cooperation from the Screen Production & Development Association (SPADA) and Advertising Producers Aotearoa (APA).


This is the current edition, dated May 2023.

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Background to The Blue Book
The Blue Book traces its origins back to the 1970's and reflects the common practice working conditions of screen production crew in New Zealand, along with the common practice of the international screen production industry. After extensive negotiations and consultation the 2017 edition was replaced by the 2023 edition in May 2023.

The Blue Book 2023 changes

2017 Version

Short Term Engagement 

Any engagement where the production (shooting) period is 12 days or less (2 working weeks or less).

Long Term Engagement 

Any engagement where the production (shooting) period is more than 12 days. (Longer than 2 working weeks).

2023 Version

Amended and added definitions as follows:

Short Term Engagement 

Any engagement where the production shoots on 12 dates or fewer, and the last shooting date is equal to or less than 13 calendar days after first shooting date.

Short Term Engagement - Commercial (NEW)

Any engagement where the production shoots on 14 dates or fewer (consecutive or non-consecutive dates), and the content created is solely commissioned and funded by an advertiser or advertisers for commercial advertising. All Short Term Engagement terms apply to this type of engagement unless specified otherwise.

Long Term Engagement 

Any engagement (excluding Short Term Engagements – Commercial) where the production shoots on more than 12 dates, or the last shooting date is more than 13 calendar days after the first shooting date.

Travel Day (NEW)

A day in which the Crew Member is required solely to travel by the Production. A Travel Day is a Working Day (non-shooting).

Full Day Rate (NEW)

A crew member’s T1 rate prorated at 10 hours.

Half Day Rate (NEW)

A crew member’s T1 rate prorated at 6 hours.

2017 Version

Crew Member: The Crew Members services are to include all services usually and customarily rendered by persons in their role in the New Zealand screen industry and:

a)  To present themselves at times and locations mutually agreed with the Production Company, and to immediately inform the Production Company of their inability to attend due to sickness, accident or any other event.

b)  Not to engage in any other screen industry work during the engagement that would interfere with, disrupt or otherwise detrimentally affect the production.

c)  Not to disclose any confidential information concerning the production, except with the Production Companys consent. This does not preclude the Crew Member seeking advice regarding contract issues.

d)  To advise the Production Company of any damage to any locations, facilities or vehicles (including rented or hired) for production purposes as soon as practicable.

e)  Not to pledge or charge any item to the Production Company unless prior authorisation from the Producer or their duly authorised representative has been obtained.

f)  To be liable for personal expenses and expenses which occur at the risk of the Crew Member e.g. parking and speeding offences and the like.

1.2

2023 Version

Clause additions as follows: 

Crew Member: The Crew Members services are to include all services usually and customarily rendered by persons in their role in the New Zealand screen industry and:

[a - f]  unchanged

g) Must advise production of any previous or following bookings or concurrent bookings (e.g.: half days or other work on rostered days off) which could preclude adequate rest or days off.  (NEW)

h) Should not increase their stress & fatigue liability due to a lack of adequate rest periods or days off before the commencement of, or during, their production. (NEW)

1.2

2017 Version

A Confirmed Booking is a Production Company making a commitment to use a Crew Members services, and the Crew Member agreeing to make their services available for the booked period. All bookings are regarded as confirmed bookings unless stated as Pencil (or Quote Hold) bookings.

2.1

Any booking automatically becomes a Confirmed Booking with the crew members commencement of pre-production meetings, (excluding initial meeting regarding the job) recces and/or crew travel to location.

2.1.1

A Pencil Booking (or Quote Hold) is an acknowledgment of the Production Company’s intention to use the Crew Members services, and an acknowledgment by the Crew Member of their availability to work on the proposed date/s as at the date of each acknowledgment.

2.2

A Second Pencil Booking (or subsequent booking) may be made by another Production Company with the understanding that the Crew Member already has an existing pencil booking for part (or all) of their proposed dates.

2.3

A Weather Hold is considered a Pencil Booking (for contingency purposes after a short-term engagement) which the Crew Member extends as a courtesy to the Producer and is further explained in section 11: Weather Hold.

2.4

A Stand-by Day is a special confirmed booking, explained in the Alterations to Engagements section 10.

2.5

A Release is notification by a Producer that the Crew Member is no longer required for a Hold or Confirmed Booking.

2.6

2023 Version

Clause additions as follows: 

2.1 - 2.6 unchanged

A Short Term Engagement or Short Term Engagement - Commercial that is 5 days or fewer and is broken by 34 hours or more and then recommenced, is considered two separate bookings. (NEW)

2.7

A Short Term Engagement or Short Term Engagement - Commercial that is more than 5 days and is broken by 58 hours or more and then recommenced, is considered two separate bookings. (NEW)

2.8

A Production Company and Crew Member may decide by mutual agreement to treat an engagement as either a Short Term Engagement, Short Term Engagement - Commercial or Long Term Engagement, regardless of whether it qualifies as such per the definition of that engagement type. (NEW)

2.9

2017 Version

The working week can be of any length of up to 6 consecutive shooting days and any number of non-shooting (travel, prep, wrap) days up to a maximum of 12 consecutive working days.

15.1

If a 13th continuous day is worked including any days in prep and wrap period, then that day should be paid at T2 (unless a 7th shooting day has already been paid at T2).

15.2

A 7th Working Day (shooting) worked, is paid at a 1 hr surcharge for each hour worked, for the entire day. The minimum call is 5 hours. After a 7th Working Day paid at the penalty rate, the daily rate for the following 6 days returns to normal.

15.3

Travel on a 7th day should be a minimum of a Half Day booking (60%) and longer travel time (over 5 hours) should be paid at T1 per hour. Travel on a 7th day should be by the fastest practicable means available and allow the Crew Member a reasonable rest period prior to commencing work again.

15.4

Reference should be made to the off-duty rest periods required for truck drivers noted in Section 24.

15.5

2023 Version

Clause additions as follows: 

A standard Short Term working week is:  

a) up to 5 consecutive working days followed by 2 consecutive days off.

OR  

b) up to 6 consecutive working days followed by 1 day off.  


Important note:

  • Heavy Vehicle drivers cannot work more than 70 hours a week as per Land Transport Act 1998. In a work day

Heavy Vehicle drivers can work a maximum of 13 hours and then must take a break of at least 10 hours. 

15.1

The working week may be up to any 5 or 6 non-consecutive working days out of 7 on an ongoing basis only by prior agreement with the Crew Member. For temporary or one-off variations to the working week refer to 16.3.

15.2

The invoicing week must start on the same day of each week throughout an entire production. If the production does not specify a day of the week this will be determined by the day that the first shooting day falls on.

15.3

unchanged

15.4

unchanged

15.5

2017 Version

Crew Members must advise production of any previous or following bookings or concurrent bookings (e.g.: half days or other work on rostered days off) which could preclude adequate rest or days off. Crew Members should not increase their stress & fatigue liability due to a lack of adequate rest periods or days off before the commencement of, or during, their production.

16.1

Shooting work on a 7th day – see 15.3

16.2

A scheduled day off can only be rescheduled by majority crew agreement, and with no less than 24 hours notice and not be withheld unreasonably.

16.3

2023 Version

Complete re-write of section as follows:

In any 5 day working week there must be 2 days off. In any 6 day working week there must be 1 day off.

16.1

The minimum duration of a period of consecutive days off is 24 hours per day plus 10 hours turnaround.  

E.g. For 2 consecutive days off, a minimum of 48 hours + 10 hours = 58 hours off. 

E.g. For 1 day off, a minimum of 24 hours + 10 hours = 34 hours off.

16.2

Changes to scheduled days off shall be by prior agreement with the Crew Members and with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

16.3

A 6 day surcharge applies to the 6th working day out of any 7 consecutive calendar days on the condition that:

a) None of those 6 working days has already incurred a 6th or 7th day penalty, and

b) If the first of those 7 consecutive calendar days is a working day, it is not immediately preceded by a day off and immediately followed by a day off.

The 6th day surcharge is paid as an additional 0.5 hours for each hour worked, including travel time. This surcharge is additional to any other penalties or overtime which may apply and must be approved by prior production agreement.

16.4

A 7th day surcharge applies to the 7th working day out of any 7 consecutive working days on the condition that: 

a) None of those 7 working days has already incurred a 7th day penalty, and 

b)   Neither the 1st nor the 7th of those 7 working days has already incurred a 6th day penalty.  

The 7th day surcharge is paid as an additional 1 hour for each hour worked, including travel time. This surcharge is additional to any other penalties or overtime which may apply and must be approved by prior production agreement.

16.5

An engagement of less than 5 working days, which is broken by a day (24 hours) or more and then recommenced, is considered two separate bookings.

16.6

6th Day Penalty for Short Term Engagements - Commercial.
A 6th day penalty is applicable for Short Term Engagement - Commercial. However, the production and crew may decide in advance by mutual agreement to not enforce the 6th day surcharge due to circumstances that would make it logistically untenable. Examples of circumstances that may meet this standard include:

  • Talent availability restrictions.
  • Travelling home on a 6th day rather than travelling after a mandatory day off.
  • Unforeseeable weather events.
  • Acts of God/force majeure.
  • Location restrictions/availability

16.7

2017 Version

a) A Working Day of 10 hours (plus a 45 minute unpaid meal break) from the individual Crew Members first call to individual Crew Members last wrap.

b) Overtime / Extra Time penalties apply:
For the 11th and 12th hours worked – @ T1.5

For 13th hour and beyond worked - @ T2

17.1

Where the Crew Member is required to commence duties before Majority Crew Call (such as pick up personnel, or equipment or commence prep), First Call is deemed to be at the commencement of their duties. The same principle applies to duties after Majority Crew Wrap.

17.2

2023 Version

Clause additions as follows: 

17.1 - 17.2  unchanged

A Half Day is a maximum of 5 hours and is calculated as 60% of the Crew Members daily rate. (NEW)

17.3

A Half Day booking cannot be expected to proceed beyond the original scheduled 5 hour period, as the Crew Member may have accepted a second Half Day booking on the same day. (NEW)

17.4

2017 Version

A standard Long Term working week is: 

a) 5 consecutive days followed by 2 consecutive days off. 

OR 

b) 6 consecutive days followed by 1 day off.

Important note: Heavy Vehicle drivers cannot work more than 70 hours a week as per Land Transport Act 1998

19.1

2023 Version

Clause additions as follows: 

A standard Long Term working week is:

a) up to 5 consecutive working days followed by 2 consecutive days off. 

OR 

b) up to 6 consecutive working days followed by 1 day off.

Important note: Heavy Vehicle drivers cannot work more than 70 hours a week as per Land Transport Act 1998. In a working day, Heavy Vehicle drivers can work a maximum of 13 hours and then must take a break of at least 10 hours.

19.1

The working week may be any 5 or 6 non-consecutive days out of 7 on an ongoing basis only by prior agreement with the Crew Member. For temporary or one-off variations to the working week refer to 20.3. (NEW)

19.2

The invoicing week must start on the same day of each week throughout an entire production. If the production does not specify a day of the week this will be determined by the day that the majority of consecutive 5 day work periods begin. (NEW)

E.g. A production shoots Monday to Friday with Saturday and Sunday off for 5 weeks, and then Tuesday to Saturday with Sunday and Monday off for 2 weeks. The invoicing week is considered to be Monday to Sunday for the entire engagement. The first 5 weeks are structured as 5 consecutive working days with 2 consecutive days off at the end of the week, and the last 2 weeks are 5 consecutive working days in the middle of the week with 1 day off on either side. (NEW)

19.3

2017 Version

Days off are the 6th & 7th days after a 5 day working week, or 7th day after a 6 day working week.

20.1

The minimum duration of a day off is 24 hours per day (+ 10 hours turnaround).  

E.g. For a 5 day week, a minimum of 48 hours + 10 hours = 58

hours off. 

E.g. For a 6 day week, a minimum of 24 hours + 10 hours = 34 hours off.

20.2

Changes to scheduled days off shall be by prior agreement with the Crew Members and with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

20.3

 In out of town locations, a scheduled day off can be shifted by agreement with the Crew Member and with notification of at least 48 hours’ notice.

20.4

Work on a ‘day off’ shall only be by prior agreement and shall be paid as a surcharge of 1 hour for each hour worked. The minimum call is 5 hours. The surcharge is in addition to any other penalties or overtime which may apply up to a total of T3. (e.g.:11 + 12th T2.5 & 13th and beyond at T3).

20.5

2023 Version

Section re-write as follows:

In any 5 day working week there must be 2 days off. In any 6 day working week there must be 1 day off. (NEW)

20.1

The minimum duration of a period of consecutive days off is 24 hours per day plus 10 hours turnaround.  

E.g. For 2 consecutive days off, a minimum of 48 hours + 10 hours = 58 hours off.

E.g. For 1 day off, a minimum of 24 hours + 10 hours = 34 hours off.

20.2

unchanged

20.3

A 6th day surcharge applies to the 6th working day out of any 7 consecutive calendar days on the condition that: (NEW)

a) None of those 6 working days has already incurred a 6th or 7th day penalty, and

b) If the first of those 7 consecutive calendar days is a working day, it is not immediately preceded by a day off and immediately followed by a day off. (NEW)

The 6th day surcharge is paid as an additional 0.5 hours for each hour worked, including travel time. This surcharge is additional to any other penalties or overtime which may apply and must be approved by prior production agreement. (NEW)

20.4

A 7th day surcharge applies to the 7th working day out of any 7 consecutive working days on the condition that: (NEW)

a) None of those 7 working days has already incurred a 7th day penalty, and 

b) Neither the 1st nor the 7th of those 7 working days has already incurred a 6th day penalty.  (NEW)

The 7th day surcharge is paid as an additional 1 hour for each hour worked, including travel time. This surcharge is additional to any other penalties or overtime which may apply and must be approved by prior agreement. (NEW)

20.5

2017 Version

The Statutory Public Holidays (for employees) in New Zealand are:  

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Holiday, Waitangi Day, Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and regional anniversary holidays.

21.1

There is no legal requirement for Producers & Crew Members to observe statutory Public Holidays (except for crew members who are under an employee contract where the provisions of that contract apply).

21.2

The recognised screen production industry public holidays are: 

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Waitangi Day, Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, and Anzac Day.

21.3

Where a Public Holiday is recognised, but Monday-ised for the general public, and a Crew Member is working for the same production across both days, only one day shall be charged at T1. e.g. If Waitangi Day falls on a Saturday, but Crew Member works Saturday and Monday, only one of these days will be subject to the surcharge in addition to normal base rates. The day that the penalty rate will apply to shall be by prior agreement of both parties.

21.4

Producers and Crew Members can negotiate a penalty to be paid on the above days (21.3). The penalty is usually paid at 1 hours extra payment for each hour worked. This penalty is in addition to any other penalty rate, such as turnaround, work on a 6th day, or overtime.

21.5

Crew Members on Short Term engagements have more flexibility in scheduling time off on Public Holidays for their own convenience than those on Long Term engagements.

21.6

Long Term engagements should take every effort to incorporate Public Holidays in rest and/or hiatus breaks.

21.7

2023 Version

Clause amendments and additions as follows: (NB: numbering of clauses in this section has also changed) :

The Statutory Public Holidays (for employees) in New Zealand are:  

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Holiday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Kings Birthday, Matariki, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and regional anniversary holidays.

21.1

unchanged

21.2

The recognised screen production industry public holidays are: 

New Year’s Day, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Matariki, Labour Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.

21.3

unchanged

21.4

Where a Public Holiday is recognised, but Monday-ised for the general public, and a Crew Member is working for a different production on each day they cannot charge a public holiday penalty for either day. The Crew Member has chosen to accept separate engagements for both days, and neither production has infringed the Crew Member’s right to observe the Public Holiday therefore no penalties are chargeable. (NEW)

21.5

Where a Public Holiday is recognised, but Monday-ised for the general public, the production must elect whether to observe the Monday-ised date or the actual calendar date of the Public Holiday. The chosen date will apply to the entire crew, and any crew that work on the production's chosen date will be eligible for the Public Holiday penalty. (NEW)

21.6

Producers and Crew Members can negotiate a penalty to be paid on the above days (21.3). The penalty is usually paid at 1 hours extra payment for each hour worked. This penalty is in addition to any other penalty rate, such as turnaround, work on a 6th day, or overtime. (clause number change only)

21.7

Where a Crew Member’s engagement causes them to work part of their day within the 24 hour period of a Public Holiday they should be paid a penalty for only the hours worked within that period. (clause number change only)

E.g. A Crew Member that starts work on Boxing Day at 2000 and wraps the next day at 0645 should only charge a public holiday penalty for the 4 hours between 2000 and 2400 on Boxing day.

21.8

Crew Members on Short Term engagements have more flexibility in scheduling time off on Public Holidays for their own convenience than those on Long Term engagements. (clause number change only)

21.9

Long Term engagements should take every effort to incorporate Public Holidays in rest and/or hiatus breaks. (clause number change only)

21.10

2017 Version

The Turnaround Penalty surcharge payment is 1 extra hour payment for each hour of infringement, for the first 2 hours.

23.1

For more than 2 hours turnaround infringement, the penalty surcharge is T2 for each hour of infringement beyond 2 hours.

23.2

Turnaround penalty payments are in addition to any other penalty and are charged in 15-minute increments.

23.3

Crew Members must advise the production of any previous or following booking which will reduce the Crew Member’s turnaround.

23.4

Crew Members may be responsible for finding a suitable replacement if they have knowingly taken separate bookings with less than a 10 hour break between.

23.5

The previous production will be liable for providing a replacement (cover) Crew Member, if they knowingly break a Crew Members turnaround for a following booking.

23.6

If the production has negotiated non-billable (free) work time (e.g. prep, wrap & travel), this time must be excluded from the 10 hour turnaround period.

23.7

Longer breaks or short turnaround payment options may be negotiated over days off when a production schedule requires a change from night shoots to day shoots.

23.8

2023 Version

Clause addition as follows: (NB: numbering of clauses in this section has also changed) :

Broken Turnaround penalty is incurred at the point at which a crew member begins work (including chargeable travel) before their required turnaround has concluded. This infringement is measured as the amount of turnaround remaining at the time that the crew member begins work, and is not reduced or otherwise affected by any consequent action of the crew member (including taking an unpaid break or wrapping for the day). (NEW)

i.e. Broken Turnaround is not a measure of how many hours a crew member works while they should be in turnaround, it is a measure of how many hours of turnaround they lost by having to start work earlier than they should. (NEW)

23.1

The Turnaround Penalty surcharge payment is 1 extra hour payment for each hour of infringement, for the first 2 hours.  (clause number change only)

23.2

For more than 2 hours turnaround infringement, the penalty surcharge is T2 for each hour of infringement beyond 2 hours.(clause number change only)

23.3

Turnaround penalty payments are in addition to any other penalty and are charged in 15-minute increments. (clause number change only)

23.4

Crew Members must advise the production of any previous or following booking which will reduce the Crew Member’s turnaround. (clause number change only)

23.5

Crew Members may be responsible for finding a suitable replacement if they have knowingly taken separate bookings with less than a 10 hour break between. (clause number change only)

23.6

The previous production will be liable for providing a replacement (cover) Crew Member, if they knowingly break a Crew Members turnaround for a following booking. (clause number change only)

23.7

If the production has negotiated non-billable (free) work time (e.g. prep, wrap & travel), this time must be excluded from the 10 hour turnaround period. (clause number change only)

23.8

Longer breaks or short turnaround payment options may be negotiated over days off when a production schedule requires a change from night shoots to day shoots. (clause number change only)

23.9

2017 Version

The driver must (simplified version of the Act):


a) Not drive for any continuous period exceeding 5 1/2 hours and after that period, have at least a 1/2 hour rest before undertaking any further driving.

b) Not exceed 11 hours driving in any 24-hour period.

c) Not exceed 14 hours on-duty (excluding meal breaks) in any 24-hour period.

d) Have a minimum continuous off-duty period of at least 10 hours (including meal breaks) in any 24-hour period.

e) Have a minimum continuous off-duty period of at least 24 hours after having totalled 66 hours driving or 70 hours on-duty (which includes any prep and wrap on location and/or at the truck driver’s base). The accumulated total must be counted from the last minimum 24-hour off-duty period.

24.3

2023 Version

Clause amendments as follows:

The driver must (simplified version of the Act):


a) Not drive for any continuous period exceeding 5 1/2 hours and after that period, have at least a 1/2 hour rest before undertaking any further driving.

b) Not exceed 11 hours driving in any 24-hour period.

c) Not exceed 13 hours on-duty (excluding meal breaks) in any 24-hour period.

d) Have a minimum continuous off-duty period of at least 10 hours (including meal breaks) in any 24-hour period.

e) Have a minimum continuous off-duty period of at least 24 hours after having totalled 66 hours driving or 70 hours on-duty (which includes any prep and wrap on location and/or at the truck driver’s base). The accumulated total must be counted from the last minimum 24-hour off-duty period.

24.3

2017 Version

Meals and refreshments are normally supplied by the production.

26.1

If an Early Call or Broken Turnaround makes it unreasonable or impracticable for the Crew Member to provide their own breakfast, then this will be provided by the Production Company. (Time taken for breakfast is not paid unless the break is required to be taken after crew call).

26.2

A Meal Break of at least 45 minutes will be scheduled 5 hours after commencement of the working day. When Crew Members have differing call times the Meal Break will be scheduled for the majority Crew Member call and special arrangements should be made for other Crew Members.

26.3

The Production Company can, within reason, complete the setup in progress before a Meal Break is called.

26.4

Unless prior agreement is reached a surcharge of T1 is incurred in 15-minute increments if the 1st meal break commences later than 6 hours after the majority Crew Member call.

26.5

If a 1st Meal Break shorter than 45 minutes is required it shall only be by agreement with each Crew Member.

26.6

Producers should ensure that a substantial catered snack (in the hand) is available to all Crew Members within 7 hours of completion of the first meal break.

26.7

2023 Version

Clause amendment as follows:

unchanged

26.1 - 26.4

Unless prior agreement is reached a surcharge of T1 is incurred in 15-minute increments if the 1st meal break commences later than 5 hours after the majority Crew Member call, rounded up to the nearest 15 minutes. The crew may agree by majority vote to work for up to 1 hour beyond the 5 hour mark without a surcharge on the strict condition that the only work done is to complete the setup in progress. This surcharge is always calculated using a starting point of 5 hours after the majority Crew Member call.

26.5

unchanged

26.6 - 26.7

2017 Version

A travel zone is defined as a 20km radius circular zone centred from the Central Police Stations in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. In Wellington an alternative geographical zone is defined.

28.1

Unsealed roads & off-road tracks within the zone are excluded except for short unsealed access roads to the unit base on farms, etc. Also excluded are locations inside the zone where access is from outside the zone.

28.2

All travel (outside the zone) from the perimeter to first call and from last wrap to the perimeter is part of the working day except:

a)  Where the Crew Member is required by production to pick up personnel or equipment inside the zone prior to crew call. First call is deemed to be at the time of that pick up. 

b)  Where the Crew Member is required by Production to drop off personnel or equipment inside the zone after camera wrap. Individual wrap is deemed to be at the time of that drop off. 

c)  Equipment pick up and drop off does not apply when the equipment is supplied by and stored at the Crew Members home address.

28.3

Travel outside the zone is charged in 15 minute increments. Travel time to and from a location can be combined. (e.g. 5 minutes travel time to the location and 5 minutes travel time from the location would be charged as 15 minutes).

28.4

Travel time is calculated door to door or an agreed central accommodation location when being accommodated away from the Crew Members town of residence.

28.5

When a Production Company negotiates ‘free’ travel time, this time must be excluded from the 10-hour turnaround period.

28.6

Common Practice: Unless otherwise negotiated, the travel zone above does not apply in the Queenstown region (due to mountainous roads, snow, etc). In that location, the 20km radius circular zone does not apply and travel time is calculated to and from the Central Police Station or from first pickup and/or to last drop off or door to door (for non-resident crew).

28.7

2023 Version

Clause amendments as follows:

unchanged

28.1

There are some exclusions where travel is chargeable within the travel zone:

a) Travel within the travel zone on permanently unsealed roads greater than 2km is chargeable travel. If a road is normally sealed but is unsealed temporarily due to road works this exclusion does not apply.

b) Locations inside the zone where access is from outside the zone. From the point at which the crew member first leaves the travel zone until they reach this location they are conducting chargeable travel.

28.2

unchanged

28.3 - 28.6

Omitted

28.7

2017 Version

No content

2023 Version

New Content as follows:

When a crew member is required to travel by production as part of a Travel Day, this is charged door-to-door at: 

a)  Half Day Rate (6 hours at T1) for travel up to 5 hours  

b)  Full Day Rate (10 hours at T1) for travel from 5 hours and above (NEW)

A30.1

Although local Travel Days are limited to fixed rates, turnaround is still calculated door-to-door. (NEW)

A30.2

2017 Version

The Wellington Travel Zone is a negotiated travel zone recognizing the geography of the region.

Major borders: 

  1. SHI North, Plimerton, Vehicle Weigh Station north of Grays Road intersection 
    a) Hongoeka Bay Rd, Plimerton, 1km past Quarry 
    b) SH58, Paremata-Haywards Rd, 1km north of road
  2. SH2, Western Hutt Rd at the Silverstream Bridge
  3. Coast Rd, Wainuiomata at the Homedale sewerage treatment plant 
    a) Wainuiomata, all of Moores Valley Rd & Reservoir Rd are inside the zone
  4. Muritai Rd, Eastbourne at the locked gate 

2023 Version

Zone amendment as follows:

The Wellington Travel Zone is a negotiated travel zone recognizing the geography of the region.

Major borders: 

  1. Te Kopahou Visitor Centre Carpark (gate at Red Rocks carpark Owhiro Bay.)
  2. Airlie Road intersection with State Highway 59 between Pukerua Bay and Plimmerton 
  3. Battle Hill Regional Park turn off on Paekakariki Hill Road.
  4. Moonshine Rd off SH58 to Bull Run Rd intersection. (the road between and including Bull Run Rd and Riverstone Terrace are very narrow and steep)
  5. Moonshine Rd and Kirston Drive and including Riverstone Terrace.
  6. Totara Park Rd and Intersection SH2, (Totara Park is outside the zone)
  7. Totara Park Rd and Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt. North of Totara Park Rd is out of zone, Montgomery Crescent is out of zone
  8. First bridge on Gorrie Rd 
  9. The bridge on Mangaroa Valley Rd at the intersection of Mangaroa Valley Rd, Whitemans Valley Rd and Wallaceville Road. 
  10. East Harbour Regional Park Wainuiomata Coast Rd entrance 

2017 Version

No content

2023 Version

New Content as follows: 

The Queenstown Travel Zone is a negotiated travel zone recognizing the geography of the region.

Major borders: 

  1. Eastern Border. State Highway 6. Kawarau River Bridge / ‘Bungy Bridge’
  2. Western Border. Bleakley's Bridge, just before Moke Lake turn off
  3. Southern Border. Wye Creek Bridge
  4. Coronet Peak Road and beyond is outside the Travel Zone
  5. Crown Range Road and beyond is outside the Travel Zone.