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Restraints in Hire Car - NZ

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#1 ~~K~~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Thanks to the advice here the time that I have flown domestically, I have always took our car seat instead of hiring one with the car.  In late January, we are going to NZ, and I am again wondering if I should take the seat (new Baby Love Ezy Combo) or hire one while in NZ.  Are the seats in NZ ISOFIX, can I therefore even attach my seat?


#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I don't know about cars and anchor points but both EU and Aust Stds seats are legal to use in NZ.

#3 ~~K~~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Thanks IsolaBella.  So I would need to contact the hire car company and ask if they have an achor point to attach the seat to?  It might be easier to simply hire a seat, I did notice that most of the car companies we looked at had separate categories of restraint for 4 - 7 and 8 - 12, as opposed to just the baby or toddler options we get in Australia.

#4 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

I would think that maybe the 4-7yrs would be Aussie boosters (probably foam) and the 8-12yrs would be taller EU boosters. Aussie seats only officially needed to last to 7yrs and 128cm, EU seats needed to last to 12yrs and 145cm.

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