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May issue out now

May issue out now

Vehicle importers and dealers need to be wary of bringing in or trading cars with alpha-type Takata airbag inflators that have yet to been replace. We talk to industry organisations for advice on how best to avoid potential pitfalls.

The government is reviewing biosecurity options in Japan in the wake of the stink-bug crisis. We investigate what those options may be.

Toyota NZ’s boss, Alistair Davis, talks about what drives his passion for business and what was involved in changing the dealership model in the Drive Happy project. 

With the government’s focus on fuel-economy standards, we look at what mechanisms may be used to implement any new changes. 

We check out a Kiwi trade delegation’s visit to Taiwan and also look at who has changed jobs in our movers section.

Two unusual dispute cases are examined, we analyse registration and import numbers to see what affect disruption to the supply chain ex-Japan is having, and Morrie Chandler reminisces about his long involvement with motorsport. 

Plus: Autofile’s new website is launched to coincide with May’s magazine.

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