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November issue out now

November issue out now

A shipping company will no longer load cargo at ports in China or South Korea without evidence of an official “required clean status” because it believes stink bugs may have infested a vessel during loading in one of these countries.

The NZTA is concerned about possible conflicts of interest across the supply chain of used imports and will review policies for service providers.

The Financial Services Federation believes tougher enforcement of loan-shark laws is needed – not more regulation. This would place higher overheads and regulatory burdens on responsible lenders, including those in the automotive industry. 

Industry experts are urging the NZTA to take action on intelligence it receives about incorrect inspections and improper service delivery.

A new electric vehicle (EV) guide has been launched aimed at equipping people working in the automotive industry with a better understanding of EVs. 

We profile Hayden Johnston, an “Evangelist”, who runs Genuine Vehicle Imports and GVI Electric in Auckland.

Plus: Extra countries have been added to stink-bug list, shake-up at Paris Motor Show, disputes, in-depth industry statistics and much more. 


 

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A shipping company will no longer load cargo at ports in China or South Korea without evidence of an official “required clean status” because it believes stink bugs may have infested a ves

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Toyota NZ has suggested a rolling age ban of up to eight years for used imports among a package of measures to shift the country to a low-emissions economy, while the chairman of the Productivity Comm

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Issues affecting the vehicle supply chain have been exacerbated by Typhoon Jebi hitting Japanese ports this week, which also saw the stink-bug season start. We talk to key stakeholders on how the indu

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Autofile investigates what impacts and options are ahead due to changes to shipping fuel requirements from January 2020. The NZTA is considering using the WOF and COF regimes to flag vehicles that

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Autofile interviews one of the victims ripped off by two Kiwis operating in the UK as car dealers. Nicholas O’Neil, also known as Nic, and David Chandler have been jailed for fraud. They scammed

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VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), is considering ways of boosting its funds, and is asking members about its relevance and future after a $264,000 revenue deficit. The in

Magazine07 Jun, 2018
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Vehicle importers and dealers need to be wary of bringing in or trading cars with alpha-type Takata airbag inflators that have yet to been replace. We talk to industry organisations for advice on how

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We have all the reaction to the mandatory recall of some 50,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. Alistair Davis talks to Autofile about wholesale changes to Toyota NZ’s business mode

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In-depth coverage of Stink-bug crisis Autohub predicts new processes will be brought in to prevent any repetition of what’s being described as the biggest crisis to face NZ’s car indust

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What’s in store for the automotive industry this year and in the longer future? Autofile talks to some of the leading players for their views. The uptake of electric vehicles is expected to b

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Records were notched up by the automotive industry last year. But what were some of the issues and talking points behind the headline figures? Industry experts give their views. One of the country&

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