Is it law to wear a bike helmet in NZ?

Is it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in NZ?

11.8 Safety helmets for cyclists

A person must not ride, or be carried on, a bicycle on a road unless the person is wearing a safety helmet of an approved standard that is securely fastened.

Do you have to wear a helmet on a bike NZ?

‘Bicycle’, however, is not defined – although ‘cycle’ is: it must consist of at least two wheels and be propelled by muscular power. Good news unicyclists, no compulsory helmets for you! But ‘wear’ is not further defined, and nor is it proscriptively set out how one may wear one’s helmet.

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