|No money changed hands before, during or after this simple recovery.|
"Generally, you will need a vehicle recovery endorsement (V) where you provide a towing service for a reward of any form. What this means is that if you charge someone for towing their vehicle, (or receive a reward, including drink) unless you have a V endorsement on your licence, you could receive a ticket and be fined. I understand that this has happened in the past. If you don’t receive a reward, as is the case with the vast majority of club trips, there is no problem.
"A person employed or contracted by a motoring association, or an insurance company, where the towing or carrying is limited to the removal of a vehicle to a place of safety is exempt, but members should be very wary if charging members of the public for recovering a vehicle." Further information can be found on the NZTA website.