NZ's MSAC was inspired by VMAC - but it differs in that it is made up of 8 eminent riders. Their council like the now defunct VMAC, administers their motorcycle levy and advises the minister. I'm watching this closely and trying to find out more info. Everytime I read something about this, I get the sense that the minister and the council are on friendly terms and the informal cooperation is high... unlike the them and us attitude we enjoy in Australia and victoria particularly. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1103/S00237/motorcycle-safety-body-starts-its-journey.htm That last sentence is worth thinking about! .