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Autofile magazine September issue out now

Autofile’s September issue is out now. Here’s a look at some of the industry movements and trends we’ve been following over the past month.

Ports of Auckland Ltd has pledged to continue working with the automotive sector to mitigate the effects of continued congestion in vehicle imports

An industry organisation in Australia has criticised proposed legislation as likely to devastate the country’s specialist imports sector

Two car companies have been ordered to pay $65,000 in penalties by the ERA following an investigation by the labour inspectorate.

The NZTA is urging interested parties to apply for class authorisations to access the Motor Vehicle Register before they expire on October 31.

The Giltrap Group opens its new $40 million headquarters, including display space for performance and luxury car brands it represents.

And Provident Insurance announces its intention to purchase Co-op Insurance NZ Ltd’s book.

We check out some Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal cases and keep you up to date with all the latest industry sales stats.

And much much more ….

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Autofile – June issue out now

The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association held its AGMs in late May after posting their latest financial results. We spoke to chief executive David Vinsen about what’s next for the association, and what legislation could affect vehicle importers in 2018 and beyond.

New Zealand’s ageing, unsafe fleet is a growing concern, and the Automobile Association (AA) and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are both campaigning to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in unsafe cars. We asked the AA, NZTA and other insiders about what the auto industry can do to encourage Kiwis to purchase safer cars.

Alan Clark traded in his high-flying New York career to return home to New Zealand; now he’s the head of Trade Me Motors. We spoke with Clark about his extensive business background and his plans for Trade Me.

Plus, we feature all the monthly sales statistics, look in on a couple of motor vehicle dispute tribunal cases and much, much more – enjoy the read. 

 

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Autofile: May issue out now

In the May edition of Autofile, we look into the Forex collapse, where over 120 dealers were affected.

The Commerce Commission sends out letters to retailers reminding them of the fair trading act and sending out tips on how to avoid breaking the law. 

We catch up with the NZTA and find out what is happening with the Motor Vehicle Register. We also touch base with a variety of industry insiders to find out how they have found the process.

The IMVIA gives us an update on changes to the MVR, which include updated vehicle types – to keep up with changing technology.

We also pay respects to auto-industry icon, Bob McMillan who passed away at his home on May 1st.

This year also marked MTA’s centenary, which was highlighted with an event held in Wellington. The MTA100 was a big success and we find out more about what we can expect in the future, when it comes to vehicle technology. 

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Autofile – April issue out now

We look back at Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal cases between January 2012 and December 2016, and examine how we fare as an industry, with some surprising results.
 
Turners Group is expecting growth after a year of acquisitions and plans to list on the ASX later this year. We hear from CEO Todd Hunter about what’s next for the auto company.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority report into EV batteries is released and we look at why batteries fail early and the best ways to extend battery life. Plus there’s a whole of life cost comparison between a petrol and electric vehicle.

March was the biggest month on record for used imports. We break down the statistics on registrations, unregistered stock makes, models and regions which had the hottest vehicle sales in March.

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