Parliament has passed legislation that will beef up the enforcement of fines and reparations.
The omnibus bill amended 20 laws and will allow a range of agencies to apply pressure on those who owe fines to the Crown or reparation to someone.
A person who owes a fine or reparation may get their driver's licence suspended.
The Ministry of Justice will be able to pass details of fines to the credit industry which could affect a person's credit rating.
Courts will get priority over secured creditors to collect overdue fines and reparation when seized goods are sold.
Meanwhile, the courts - in certain circumstances - will be able to re-sentence a person who has not complied with their obligations, with tougher sentences applicable to the original offence.
Only the Green Party and independent MP Chris Carter opposed the legislation.