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July issue out now

July issue out now

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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Three leading automotive industry organisations reveal their relief at talk of moving Ports of Auckland’s freight operations to Northland being scotched by a report commissioned by the governmen

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The Motor Industry Association is seeking clarity about the possibility of new cars being dismantled on arrival in New Zealand to ensure no stink bugs hitch-hike across the border. It has raised the m

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Car dealers are bracing for demand to outstrip stock after a brisk return to business following the Covid-19 shutdown. Sales and enquiries are already up to about 60 per cent of the levels seen before

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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

Magazine09 Jan, 2020