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April issue: Standing with Christchurch

April issue: Standing with Christchurch

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.

In other news, Trade’s Me takeover by Titan is backed by an overwhelming majority of shareholders, there are concerns are expressed about what effects the Upper North Island Supply Chain review may have on car imports, new stink-bug rules are being brought in and the latest from the NZTA.

We have an update and photos of Ports of Auckland’s new car-handling building – and how its construction will affect vehicle importers, and interviews with Haydon Paddon and the MTA’s Greig Epps.

Plus: Highlights from Geneva Car Show, what’s on the Commerce Commission’s agenda, features on electric vehicles, disputes, in-depth industry statistics and much more.
 

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How are dealers coping with the Covid-19 crisis? What do they have to do to operate under alert level three? What action will traders face if they flout the law? And what are our industry associations

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March 2020 will be remembered as the month New Zealand united in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. In this issue of Autofile magazine, we report on the “fight to keep the doors open&r

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Holden dealers will be individually discussing compensation packages, but the Motor Trade Association understands the level of these “at face value is fair”. Tony Everett, dealer sector ma

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Trade Me Motors says all car dealers could have offshore listings on the website if a pilot scheme is a success and there’s a demand for such a service. It has launched a trial for 200 listings

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The industry will feel the full impact of electronic stability control (ESC) rule on the market by mid-2020, predicts Greg Hedgepeth, chief executive officer of Turners Cars. “End-users looking

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