Generally all karts used in competition in New Zealand are owned by the competitors.
Some Clubs have a hire kart which can be used for a test drive but not for competition. The opportunity to hire a kart for a race meeting is limited however some kart shops may offer a "rent-a-drive" service. This enables you to rent a competition kart for a weekend together with the expertise of the kart shop staff who will take you to a practice and through a complete race day meeting at one of the affiliated Club tracks. This service is not available in all places or from all kart shops so you will need to make specific enquires to the kart shops in your area.
The following Clubs have karts for hire for both testing and racing:
KartSport Hawkes Bay
KartSport Mt Wellington
The following Club has karts for hire for testing only: