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$50k fine for trader

An Auckland based man acting as a motor vehicle trader has received the maximum penalty of $50,000 for continuing to trade motor vehicles while banned, his sixth fine for unlawful motor vehicle trading. (more…)


Youi faces 15 charges

The Commerce Commission has filed charges in the Auckland District Court against insurance firm Youi NZ Pty Limited, alleging it employed misleading sales techniques when trying to sell policies to consumers who were only seeking a quote. (more…)


Council boss pleads guilty

The Serious Fraud Office says the guilty plea this morning by an Auckland Council manager to corruption charges show the dangers in not questioning a culture of gratuities. (more…)



Dealership in investigation

Christchurch dealership Cockram Nissan is investigating a possible fraud at the company. (more…)


Automakers’ clone wars

While Jaguar Land Rover’s copyright case against Jiangling Motors may be a rarity, the Chinese automaker isn’t the first to clone Western designs. (more…)


Jiangling in copycat suit

Chinese automaker, Jiangling Motor, is under fire from Jaguar Land Rover over allegations that it copied the Range Rover Evoque. (more…)



$25k bill for credit fees

The Supreme Court has dismissed Motor Trade Finance Limited (MTF) and Sportzone Motorcycles Limited’s second and final appeal in the long-running credit fees case brought by the Commerce Commission, providing a definitive ruling on a key piece of credit law. (more…)


Huge bill for finance firm

Christchurch Car Finance company Dealer Finance Limited has been ordered by the Commerce Commission to pay back or credit at least $440,000 to overcharged customers during the last 10 years. (more…)


Licencing allegations widen

The scope of Police and New Zealand Transport Agency investigations into the driver licensing system looks likely to be expanded after fresh allegations at the weekend that heavy vehicle licences were being illegally sold. (more…)



Dealer in rep. lawsuit

A South Auckland dealership has appeared in the Manukau District Court on charges of falsely representing it’s AA Appraised Used Vehicle Dealer membership. (more…)


Warning over fake warrants

A former mechanic says issuing fake warrants of fitness (WOFs) is an “industry-wide problem”. (more…)