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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 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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