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  • Autofile, Sept 19: out now

    Find out what Kiwi used car importers need to know about a review of Australia’s Motor Vehicle Standards Act. Kia is expecting a new factory to help improve supply issues in New Zealand, while Holden’s MD looks into the growth of SUV sales to the business market. Get some tips from Motorcentral on dealership websites and Whangarei comes under the spotlight. Plus: in-depth industry statistics.

  • A driver of a new Porsche hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake and caused $300,000 of damage.Driver hits gas not brakes

    Just as a dealer was waving goodbye to a new Porsche Boxster, its new owner crashed it into a queue of vehicles.

  • Dave Bodger, general manager of Gull NZ.Increase in biofuel sales

    Gull has now sold more than 24 million litres of biofuels in New Zealand, which it says is helping reduce Kiwi's carbon emissions.

  • US credit crash predicted

    The sustainability of America’s automotive industry is being questioned with big discounts and seven-year loans being some of the incentives to entice buyers.

  • snowboarders22Snowboarders go off-road

    International snowboarding stars have experienced off-site challenges in the Cardrona Valley.

  • Technician vacancies increase

    Job vacancies for technicians and trades workers increased by 0.2 per cent last month.

  • Turners signs up Downer

    Turners Group has announced an exclusive partnership with Downer to manage the sale and disposal of all of its vehicles.

  • wriathConvertible confirmed

    Rolls-Royce has confirmed a new convertible set to be launched in mid-2016. [PHOTO GALLERY]

  • More men need to belt up

    A Ministry of Transport survey shows most Kiwis wear safety belts when in the front seat, with a significant increase in rates over the past 10 years.

  • HOME-PaddonFans2Kiwi support for Paddon

    Hayden Paddon enjoyed plenty of supporters at last weekend’s Rally Australia with enthusiastic Kiwis were evident everywhere.

  • Action on money laundering

    New Zealand regulators are now monitoring financial institutions to stamp out money laundering that could be worth up to $1.5 billion.



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  • Going quackers over ducks

    Watch Callum from Miles Toyota in Christchurch rescue a pair of ducklings that fell down a drain at the dealership.

  • nissan17Building know-how

    With Nissan continuing to shift its manufacturing base overseas, factories in Japan still play a role in training workers in other countries.

  • Motorbike rule change

    A requirement to modify rear mudguards on new motorcycles to meet Australian Design Rules is being canned because it’s outdated and has no bearing on vehicle safety.

  • gts66Sharing times past

    Holden lovers from around New Zealand have shared their stories about the marque as it celebrates 60 years on these shores.

  • Imports fuelling growth

    A drop in the yen is fuelling “incredible demand” for used import car sales in New Zealand, but an economic research firm is predicting a slow down over the coming months.