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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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The used-imports industry is gearing up for massive upheavals as the last phase of the ESC rule fast approaches. It means the end is nigh for the ever-popular Nissan Tiida and many Toyota Hiaces. Auto

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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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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

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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

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