Used or new cars can be imported to New Zealand ports from Japan. The freight charges can then be paid when the vehicle arrives. All imported cars must be right hand drive unless the cars are classed as: antque, special purpose, motorsport cars.
Emmission standards, require Vehicles to be manufactured after 2005. However, there are two exceptions to this rule. The vehicle is a special interest car or secondly the car has been registered under your name in Japan as a personal import.
More Information can be found here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/importing-a-vehicle/
Road worthiness Inspection
JEVIC and MAF inspections are required to be done in Japan before importing the car to New Zealand
Import taxes rates
GST (Goods and Services Tax) : FOB price x 12.5%