Proposed Taxi Changes
There are several changes proposed for the Taxi industry (including taxi, private hire, ridesharing, and dial a driver services)
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has made it abudently clear the the requirement of a "P" Endorsement for the carrage of people for Hire or reward will remain intact but other areas such as Area Knowledge, a Passenger Service Licence (not to be confused with a "P" Endorsement) will be removed.
The new system has yet to go throught regulatory process before it becomes law, with changes likely to take effect in 2017.
In short, presently there has been NO change to the requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Failing to comply with the legal licencing requirements, there could be adverse consequences should you later wish apply for a "P" Endorsement.
More information will be posted once available.