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December issue out now

December issue out now

The NZTA has extended the timeframe of its review into entry certification and tackling supply-chain conflicts of interest to February 20. It’s all part of what it calls “managing the integrity” of vehicle inspections.

Recalls have been completed for about 85 per cent of NZ-new vehicles and half of used imports, which means about 41 per cent are outstanding, reports the MIA.

The Carmen has been ordered offshore after insects were found on-board. Biosecurity NZ intercepted three live and 39 dead brown marmorated stink bugs, and 69 other dead regulated stink bugs, after the ship arrived in Auckland.

Richard de Lautour explains he’s proud to be boss of a finance company he hadn’t necessarily held in high regard during his earlier industry years, and Formula E may be coming here in late 2019.

Plus: Naming row over car awards, speakers needed for T-Tech19, Paris Motor Show, tips on selling electric cars, industry golf days and in-depth statistics. 

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Car dealers are bracing for demand to outstrip stock after a brisk return to business following the Covid-19 shutdown. Sales and enquiries are already up to about 60 per cent of the levels seen before

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How are dealers coping with the Covid-19 crisis? What do they have to do to operate under alert level three? What action will traders face if they flout the law? And what are our industry associations

Magazine06 May, 2020
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March 2020 will be remembered as the month New Zealand united in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. In this issue of Autofile magazine, we report on the “fight to keep the doors open&r

Magazine06 Apr, 2020
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Holden dealers will be individually discussing compensation packages, but the Motor Trade Association understands the level of these “at face value is fair”. Tony Everett, dealer sector ma

Magazine05 Mar, 2020
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Trade Me Motors says all car dealers could have offshore listings on the website if a pilot scheme is a success and there’s a demand for such a service. It has launched a trial for 200 listings

Magazine05 Feb, 2020
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The industry will feel the full impact of electronic stability control (ESC) rule on the market by mid-2020, predicts Greg Hedgepeth, chief executive officer of Turners Cars. “End-users looking

Magazine09 Jan, 2020