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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 “conduct of financial institutions” to be postponed until other reviews have been sorted out.

Fraudster Richard Wallace has been jailed for more than two years for a “sophisticated” scam targeting Trade Me users. He conned 18 people out of $95,400 after claiming to be a registered trader. Wallace, whose aliases include George Auckland, pleaded guilty to 22 charges.

Car dealers can be prosecuted for failing to follow anti-money laundering laws coming in on August 1. Tony Everett, of the MTA, has some top tips for traders – failure to comply with the legislation can result in prosecution.

The NZTA’s consultation on how it manages vehicle certification has created waves across the industry, especially with supply-chain conflicts of interest. In this issue, we investigate the views of two border-inspection organisations – ATL and ATJ.

A suggestion to stop some popular used vehicles from being imported based on safety standards has left many consumers confused, says Gary Collins, of Suzuki NZ. Read his views following claims certain Swifts may be among models hit if ideas end up being adopted.

Drive Electric’s Mark Gilbert wants the government to investigate ways to boost the wider uptake of EVs, while Henrik Moller, of Flip The Fleet, looks into consumers’ reasons for avoiding electric cars.

Plus: The Commerce Commission takes action against two finance companies, Sir Brian is the NZTA’s new chairman, spotlight on off-road racer Tony McCall, New York Auto Show and in-depth industry statistics.


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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

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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

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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,

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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

Magazine06 Feb, 2019
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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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