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March issue out now

March issue out now

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 procedures and tackle staff turnover. Autofile investigates four reviews into improving the agency.

Trade Me has mapped out the road ahead in regards to its buy-out by a private-equity investment group at the same time as announcing record revenue of $132.2m. A vote on the proposal is due in April.

MITO is opposing government proposals to overhaul vocational education, which include abolishing industry training organisations (ITOs) and replacing them with “industry skills bodies”. There are concerns the changes will exacerbate skills shortages, and undermine the apprenticeship and training system. Plus: industry reaction.

After suffering debilitating chemical poisoning while running his own panel-beating business, Steve Ward had no difficulty switching his focus to the market for used cars. He went onto be among New Zealand’s first parallel importers and was famed for his showdowns with the NZTA.

Statistics obtained by Autofile show 13 live BMSBs were intercepted by biosecurity officers in the first half of the high-risk season. But mystery remains as to where most of them hitched rides on ships to here because the country of lading was classed as “unknown” by the MPI for 28 interceptions. 

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s GR sports car series is set to be launched in New Zealand later this year, the company revealed at Detroit Motor Show, while there was plenty of visions of the future at the CES to keep petrol-heads absorbed.

Plus: Plug wars over electric cars, motorsport, industry movers and in-depth industry statistics. 

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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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

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