John Brett

John is a professional engineer with 50 years experience.

John has designed and built many cars, trucks, and vehicle assembly facilities.

John has worked on design of roads, bridges, cranes, transmission towers, and buildings, and operation, maintenance and upgrade of hydro and gas turbine power stations.

John was a LVV Certifier for 13 years. John has long been a whistle-blower, expressing the view that the LVV system is dangerously deficient. John’s authority was revoked in December 2012.

John rides a 1992 Yamaha FJ1200ABS, and is also a keen road and off road cyclist.


“The LVVTA has brought it to my attention that statements I have made in relation to it and its employees may have been perceived as defamatory.

I sincerely regret that and apologise for any harm caused. I have taken down the statements identified by the LVVTA of concern to it.

I have strong views about the low volume vehicle certification process and intend in the future to direct my energies into the public inquiry now being held in relation to it.”

John Brett 7th October 2015


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  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Genesis Energy
  • Electricity Corporation of New Zealand
  • Anchor Dairy Company (Now part of Fonterra)
  • Nuplex Industries Ltd.
  • New Zealand Ocean Technology Ltd
  • Vehicle Testing New Zealand
  • Vehicle Identification New Zealan
  • Automobile Association New Zealand
  • Toyota New Zealand
  • MORE Limousines Ltd
  • Classic and American Cars Restoration Services Ltd
  • Torque Performance Ltd
  • MSS Automotive and Compliance Centre
  • Imported Vehicle Service Centre
  • Seatbelt Specialists Ltd
  • Continental Cars Porche
  • Giltrap Penrose
  • Dynamic Automotive Ltd
  • Tyre Tech Ltd
  • Autoterminal New Zealand Ltd
  • Imported Vehicles Ltd (Enterprise Motor Group)
  • Premier Service Centre
  • Mag and Turbo North Shore
  • Drivesure Papakura
  • Turners Cars NZ Ltd.

Qualifications and Training

  • NZCE (Mechanical) Various institutes 1969
  • Basic Jet Air New Zealand 1980
  • Operator training- Boilers NZED 1983
  • Operator training- Turbines NZED 1983
  • ICL Critical Path Analysis ICL Wellington 1984
  • Boatmaster Marine Department 1984
  • Basic Non-Destructive testing Air New Zealand 1985
  • Basic Metallurgy Auckland University 1986
  • Selection of Materials seminar Auckland University 1986
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation Seminar Auckland University 1986
  • Management Development Unit MST for NZED 1987
  • Application of Microprocessors Auckland University 1987
  • Registration as REA Engineering Associates Registration Board 1987
  • Dale Carnegie Sales Course Dale Carnegie Institute 1992
  • New Zealand Economics Massey University 1995
  • LVVTA Training seminars from 2000 thru to 2009











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