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June issue out now

June issue out now

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 industry is working with the NZTA to speed up identifying vehicles affected by the recall of alpha-type Takata airbags. The MIA is aiming for the process to go into a single database by the end of June.

Risk profiles for marques of all new vehicles exported from Japan to New Zealand are to be completed by the Ministry for Primary Industry before the new stink-bug season.

We chat to Craig Brown, founder of AutoPlay. Did you know he completed a diesel mechanic apprenticeship, did his time on Kubota tractors and then hitch hiked to the Arctic Circle?

Kiwi sports TV director David Turner talks about the new inductees to the Motorsport NZ Elite Academy.

Plus: new cars, industry statistics, great columns and in-depth coverage of VIA’s AGM.

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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

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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

Magazine07 May, 2018
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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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