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  • Recalls, write-offs and Aussies

    The latest issue of Autofile investigates statutory write-offs from Australia crossing our border, while Toyota’s global recalls comes under the spotlight. We preview the 13th ITS Asia-Pacific Forum in Auckland, report on the IMVIA’s trans-Tasman links and review Geneva Motor Show.

  • Graeme WheelerHigher inflation to hit rates?

    Inflation accelerated in the first quarter, increasing expectations the Reserve Bank will lift the official cash rate (OCR) next week to mitigate the effects of demand growth in coming years.

  • Easter trading warning

    The Commerce Commission has reminded businesses to be aware of trading laws over the Easter break.

  • Unregistered traders convicted

    Four unregistered dealers were prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) last month as the numbers of traders breaking the law increases.

  • mclMcLaughlin on Arctic time

    Volvo has released a new video featuring Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren testing the Volvo S60 Polestar.

  • Plan ahead to keep moving

    The Minister for Senior Citizens Minister has welcomed the release of the revised and retitled brochure – No car? No problem! Getting around your community without a car.

  • Bill EnglishStrong Kiwi hurting trade

    Bill English says the New Zealand dollar is too strong and is posing a challenge for exporters.

  • New motorbike sales drop

    March’s new motorbike sales of 425 units was a decreased compared to February’s total of 679. But the on-road motorcycle sales total was up by 14 per cent compared to March 2013.

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  • Recalls made by Toyota

    Between 30,000 and 40,000 vehicles on New Zealand's roads are affected by a series of recalls.

  • rav6.8m cars called back

    So far this year, Toyota has announced 12 recalls globally.

  • President to tackle issues

    Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, has pledged to improve the company’s recall process.

  • A Waikato TCU member verifies a recovered Porsche is one stolen in HamiltonCar dealers warned

    Two traders were conned by a fraudster handing over bogus cheques for vehicles.

  • Germans eye up Thailand

    Volkswagen is seeking to participate in a government programme offering tax exemptions for carmakers investing at least $232 million in local manufacturing.