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October issue out now

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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 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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Autoterminal New Zealand Ltd (ATNZ) continues to trade and provide cars to dealers as liquidators pore over its books. The south Auckland-based importer and wholesaler went into liquidation last mo

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The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has outlined details of a scrappage scheme to get greener and safer cars onto our roads and cut the average age of the fleet. Its proposals include offering consumers

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Dealers and finance providers are racing against the clock to be ready for law changes that come into force on October 1. They are expected to make the loan process longer, which is likely to impact o

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VIA warns the car market could be “screwed” for the rest of the year because of the government’s EV rebates, which started on July 1. The MTA says petrol hybrids should have been

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A feebate scheme seems set to be revived to make electric vehicles (EVs) cheaper and those with internal combustion engines (ICEs) more expensive. The government has released a green paper on a raf

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Biosecurity New Zealand aims to have a new way of verifying used imports fully operational by July, with the move putting extra pressure on border-inspection organisations.  Changes to improve

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Industry organisations are calling on the Climate Change Commission to put more focus on tackling emissions from vehicles already on our roads rather than simply targeting what enters the fleet. Th

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Five entry-certification inspection organisations – VINZ, the AA, VTNZ, Drivesure and Canterbury Vehicle Compliance – are weighing up the costs of extra regulation because of new auditing

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Climate change is the hot topic for the automotive industry amid a push for a clean-car import standard and a call to ban sales of newly imported petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035. We talk to seni

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In Autofile’s first issue of 2021, we talk to three chief executives of industry organisations – VIA, the MTA and MIA – about what the future holds. In addition to how the economy

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