Anyone with a Pendorsement and a small and/or large passenger service licence can carry passengers in vehicles without signage.
Drivers no longer need to have any local area knowledge or meet English language requirements.
Meters and panic buttons no longer required.
Invehicle cameras are still required for any Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill operators picking up hails or operating from ‘‘urban’’ taxi ranks. ‘‘Dialadrivers’’ and facilitated costshare operators, such as TakeMe and Uber, are exempt as long as they only pick up ‘‘registered passengers’’.