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October issue out now

October issue out now

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 Commission enters the debate.

The supply chain from Japan recovers from the impact of Typhoon Jebi and the NZTA has issued details about checking the call-back status for non-alpha Takata airbags. The new-vehicle industry updates on progress, while warnings are made about used-imports.

In legal matters, the government cracks down on illegal traders and a sacked car salesman from India claims he was threatened with deportation.

Why asking how far an electric car will go on a full charge is a complicated question that dealers need to get their heads around and we profile Kit Wilkerson, who attended last month’s ITS World Congress in Copenhagen.

Plus: Dermot Nottingham declared bankrupt, Monterey Car Week, motorsport, disputes, in-depth industry statistics and much more.
 

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It’s crunch time for VIA. All options to secure its financial future are being investigated, including ways to increase funding, restructuring, a potential merger and even shutting up shop. 

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The automotive industry has responded to the NZTA’s investigation into tackling conflicts of interest across the used-imports supply chain. Autofile’s in-depth report looks into what VIA,

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In this issue of Autofile, we talk to people in the automotive industry working in Christchurch in the aftermath of March 15’s tragic loss of life and how it has affected businesses in the city.

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The NZTA’s failings are firmly under the microscope. VIA raises concerns about the way it operates to officials, such as the need to properly assess entry compliance, enforce legislation, police

Magazine06 Mar, 2019
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A global shipping company has slammed government action to prevent stink bugs invading New Zealand as “ineffective and inconsistent”. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean wants new biosecurity rules

Magazine06 Feb, 2019
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The Motor Industry Association expects at least two more export markets – China and South Korea – to face tough biosecurity requirements in the near future to stop stink bugs invading New

Magazine10 Jan, 2019