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
Autofile investigates how the NZTA has abdicated its regulatory role with consultants uncovering widespread failings. MartinJenkins has flagged senior managers and past boards’ lack of enforceme
The MIA has calculated a fuel-economy standard could cost the new-vehicle sector up to $1.3 billion, will create massive market distortions and lead to drops in sales. David Crawford says distributors
Industry organisations and service providers across the supply chain seem pleased about one thing – that the NZTA has made a decision on the way forward in regards to its conflicts of interest,
Three lead organisations in the automotive industry have heaped scorn on proposals to control what vehicles can be imported. The government’s “clean-car standard” would require impor
The Financial Services Federation says products supplied to the automotive industry, such as PPI, shouldn’t be banned by the government. It’s also calling for the options paper on “c
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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