The vehicle may be driven during the period of the hire only by the person(s) named in the agreement.
The principal driver and any additional driver’s details must be listed and they must hold a full valid driver’s licence appropriate for the vehicle, and be aged between 21 and 70 years of age. A restricted or learner licence is not acceptable.
The term of the hire shall commence and cease at the time and dates described within the hire agreement.
The hirer remains liable for additional rental charges if the vehicle is not returned by the specified time and date.
A deposit of either $100 (for the hire of a car or van) or $200 (for the hire of a truck) will be required at time of booking to secure your vehicle reservation.
Full payment for your intended rental period is required at the time of vehicle pick up. Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only, with a 3% surcharge applying).
The hirer shall pay to the owner amounts indicated in the agreement for the hire of the vehicle, insurance coverage fees, and any such additional charges as indicated in the hire agreement.
4.1 The hirer must not use or allow the vehicle to be used for the transport of passengers for hire or reward unless the vehicle is hired with the knowledge of The Owner for use in a passenger service licensed under part 4A of the Land Transport Act 1998…
4.2 The hirer must not:
4.3 The hirer shall ensure that a copy of this agreement is:
The hirer shall ensure that:
6.1 If any warning light is activated or if the vehicle requires mechanical attention the driver must stop driving and contact Piggy Packers Rentals immediately.
6.2 The hirer shall not arrange or undertake any repairs or salvage without The Owner’s prior authority except to the extent that repairs or salvage are necessary to prevent further damage to the vehicle or to other property. Repairs will be approved and reimbursement, where applicable, will be granted provided the hirer was not responsible for the damage. In all cases receipts must be submitted for any repair.
6.3 If the vehicle becomes unfit to drive due to a breakdown that was not the fault of the hirer, The Owner will refund to the hirer the rental charges that relate to the period during which the car could not be used. The Owner undertakes to arrange repair or replacement with another vehicle as soon as practicable.
7.1 In the event of an accident the hirer shall:
7.2 In the event of an accident the hirer shall not:
7.3 In the event that an accident renders the vehicle unfit to drive, The Owner will make no refund for the unused hire period (including CDW payment if applicable) and the provision of a replacement vehicle shall be at The Owner’s sole discretion. The Owner shall not be responsible for the cost of transporting the hirer and any accompanying passengers away from the accident location. In the event that The Owner decides to offer the hirer an alternative vehicle, the vehicle shall be made available at the closest branch, not delivered to the accident location. The Owner reserves the right to provide the replacement vehicle subject to an increased hirer’s liability and/or to decline to offer CDW cover for the replacement vehicle.
8.1 Subject to the exclusions in clause 8.3 and 8.4, the hirer and any authorised driver named in this agreement is fully indemnified in respect of any liability he or she might have to The Owner in respect of the loss of or damage to the vehicle and its accessories and spare parts and any consequential loss of revenue or other expenses of The Owner including towing and salvage costs associated with the recovery of the vehicle and its accessories and spare parts.
8.2 Subject to the exclusions in clause 8.3 and 8.4, the hirer and any authorised driver named in this agreement is indemnified to the extent of $1,000,000 in respect of any liability he or she might have for damage to any property (including injury to any animal) belonging to any other person and arising out of the use of the vehicle. This indemnity does not apply to any property being transported in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The indemnities above shall not apply where the damage, injury or loss arises when:
8.4 The indemnities in clauses 8.1 and 8.2 shall not apply to the amount of the hirer’s liability for damage specified in clause 14.
9.1 In the event that the hirer elects not to purchase CDW, the hirer is absolutely liable for any damage up to the amount specified in clause 14 irrespective of fault.
In this context damage includes:
9.2 The hirer’s liability for damage applies in respect of each separate accident or incident, not each rental.
10.1 Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) reduces the hirer’s liability for damage under clause 13 to the agreed excess subject to the following conditions and exclusions.
CDW does not cover damage or loss associated with:
10.2 In the event that the vehicle is replaced under clause 7.3, CDW is not transferable to the replacement vehicle.
11.1 If the vehicle is returned in an excessively dirty condition that requires extraordinary cleaning or de-odorising, the hirer is absolutely liable for the full cost of this cleaning or repair and any consequent loss of use of the vehicle.
Such charges include but are not limited to cleaning of:
12.1 The hirer is responsible for the cost of fuel used during the hire.
12.2 The vehicle should be returned with with same amount of fuel it left with.
In the event that the vehicle is returned with less than this, a $25 refuelling surcharge applies. The hirer is absolutely liable for the cost to refuel the vehicle and the refuelling surcharge.
13.1 The hirer shall, at or before the expiry of the term of hire, return the vehicle (including car keys) to the location specified in clause 4 of the agreement, or obtain The Owner’s consent to the continuation of the hire. Changes to the return date and time and/or return branch are subject to vehicle availability and may not always be possible.
13.2 If the vehicle is returned to a different location than that specified in clause 4 without The Owner’s prior consent an additional fee of up to $2500 may be charged at The Owner’s sole discretion.
13.3 The Owner shall have the right to terminate the agreement and repossess the vehicle (and for that purpose enter any premises and remove the vehicle) at any time, without notification to the hirer, and the hirer will pay reasonable costs of repossessing the vehicle, including towing charges, in any of the following circumstances:
All parking and traffic violations are the responsibility of the hirer. An administration fee of $20 will be charged for processing infringement fees, the fine transferred into the hirer’s name and forwarded to the hirer.
15.1 The Owner calculates rental days as the number of consecutive 24-hour periods starting at the earlier of the time the rental was booked to start or the actual start time and finishing at the later of time the rental was booked to finish or the actual finish time.
15.2 Extensions authorised by The Owner are charged at the same daily rate as the original rental.
15.3 All transactions under this agreement are conducted in New Zealand dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations and bank charges there may be variance between amounts charged and amounts refunded to the hirer’s credit card. The Owner accepts no liability for any such variations.
15.4 The Hirer will be responsible for the entire cost of the hire should the Hirer’s agent’s voucher they present not be paid within 60 days by the Hirer’s agent. The total payment will be charged to the Hirer’s credit card given to The Owner as a security bond. The Hirer agrees their only recourse is through the Hirer’s agent in the event of such an occurrence.
16.1 The hirer releases The Owner and its employees and agents from any liability to the hirer, for any loss or damage incurred by the hirer by reason of rental, possession or use of the vehicle.
16.2 The hirer hereby indemnifies and shall keep indemnified The Owner and its employees and agents against any claims, demands and expenses (including legal costs) incurred or sustained by the hirer by reason of the hirer’s use and/or possession of the vehicle.
16.3 Any indemnity required of the hirer shall not operate to indemnify The Owner in respect any negligent act by The Owner.
17.1 Physical injuries as a result of an accident while in New Zealand are covered in most cases under the IPRC Act 2001.
17.2 The Owner strongly recommends that all people travelling in New Zealand take out Personal Travel Insurance. The Owner does not accept any liability for:
17.3 In the event that the hirer or any other person leaves any property with The Owner for any reason this is entirely at that person’s own risk and The Owner will not accept any liability for damage or loss for any reason whatsoever.
18.1 The Owner is not responsible for pursuing any claims the hirer may have against third parties for any damage or loss including the hirer’s liability paid to The Owner. The Owner will provide an invoice for any amount paid to The Owner by the hirer. The Owner will not provide repair quotes, police reports, photographs or any other information to the hirer or any other party.
18.2 In the event that the hirer believes that their credit card issuer will cover the hirer’s liability or any other amount due under the terms of this agreement, the hirer will pay the sum directly to The Owner and The Owner will provide an invoice for the sum paid. The Owner will not provide repair quotes, police reports, photographs or any other information to the hirer or credit card issuer.