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Strong used import sales help boost March vehicle sales

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:01 pm | Motor Trade Association

The vehicle sales market ended the first quarter impressively, with total sales of new and used imported vehicles maintaining their strong performance. Sales of 22,099 units in March were up 4,548 (26 percent) over the same month last year. More >>

NZ new car buyers buck world trend

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:52 am | Motor Trade Association

New Zealand’s new car buyers are taking a different route to the rest of the world when it comes to their choice of vehicle, Motor Trade Association (MTA) says. More >>

Strong new and used import vehicle sales in February

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:20 pm | Motor Trade Association

Strong sales across both the New Zealand new and used import vehicle sectors have made February 2014 the best February since 2006. Passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and even on-road motorcycles all experienced increased demand during the month, compared ... More >>

MTA welcomes decision to make ESC mandatory

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 4:29 pm | Motor Trade Association

Motor Trade Association (MTA) welcomes the announcement by Associate Minister of Transport Michael Woodhouse earlier today that Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is to become mandatory for new and used vehicles in New Zealand. More >>

Vehicle sales off to a flier in January

Friday, 7 February 2014, 4:25 pm | Motor Trade Association

2014 has started very strongly in terms of vehicle sales, with both the New Zealand new and used imported sectors performing ahead of January 2013. The passenger and commercial vehicle, as well as on-road motorcycle segments, all recorded strong gains. More >>

NZ’s taste in vehicles shifting

Friday, 17 January 2014, 1:53 pm | Motor Trade Association

Rising fuel prices have had a significant effect on the makeup of the New Zealand vehicle fleet in recent years, says Motor Trade Association (MTA). More >>

Vehicle sales improved in all sectors in 2013

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 12:43 pm | Motor Trade Association

2013 proved to be a very strong and successful year across the whole vehicle sales sector. Sales records were set in some segments, while others recorded their best performance in many years. More >>

MTA welcomes crackdown on illegal traders

Monday, 23 December 2013, 11:50 am | Motor Trade Association

Motor Trade Association (MTA) welcomes the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) announcement that six people have been convicted of illegal vehicle trading over the past month – but warns there are probably many more traders operating ... More >>

New Consumer Law clarifies – and confuses

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:07 pm | Motor Trade Association

Parliament’s passing of the Consumer Law Reform Bill yesterday finally brings consistency and transparency to consumer rights – though some big issues remain, Motor Trade Association (MTA) says. More >>

Motorsport stars offer holiday driving advice

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:49 pm | Motor Trade Association

The holiday season is fast approaching – and with it, heavier road traffic and increases in the number of accidents. This year, Motor Trade Association (MTA) has teamed up with some of New Zealand’s top motorsport professionals to share tips ... More >>

Summertime towing: Check your trailer first

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 4:46 pm | Motor Trade Association

Whether you’re towing a boat to the slip for a day’s fishing, or taking advantage of longer days to take loads of rubbish to the tip, trailers get more use in summer than any other part of the year. More >>

Vehicle sales success still surprising industry

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 4:26 pm | Motor Trade Association

New Zealand’s motor industry continues to surprise itself – with sales in many segments on track to reach levels not seen for some time. More >>

MTA appoints new Chief Executive

Monday, 2 December 2013, 4:18 pm | Motor Trade Association

The President of the 4000 member-strong Motor Trade Association (MTA) Mr David Storey, has announced the appointment of Mr Rob MacGregor, a former CEO of Budget Rent-a-Car, Office Products Depot and a business transition specialist, as the Association’s ... More >>

Environmental performance of NZ fleet needs more work

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 10:46 am | Motor Trade Association

Motor Trade Association (MTA) says the recent release of a report into fuel and vehicle emissions standards by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a timely reminder of the work still to be done to improve the environmental performance ... More >>

Look out for roadside sharks this summer

Friday, 15 November 2013, 10:37 am | Motor Trade Association

Car buyers seeking a bargain at one of the many roadside selling venues across the country need to be wary of illegal, unregistered traders, Motor Trade Association (MTA) says. More >>

Insurance payments to collision repairers not keeping pace

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 9:59 am | Motor Trade Association

The cost to drivers to insure their cars against crashes has dramatically risen over the last two years as the insurance industry reaps record profits – while some in the collision repair industry are being pushed out of business. The Insurance ... More >>

All sectors of vehicle market continue to grow in September

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 5:16 pm | Motor Trade Association

All sectors of New Zealand’s already buzzing vehicle market continue to strengthen, with new imported commercials hitting the highest number of year-to-date sales since 1982. More >>

Pukekohe apprentice named MTA Apprentice of the Year

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 12:09 pm | Motor Trade Association

Following a “tool-off” on Saturday 5 October, Julius Bloem of Pukekohe has been named the MTA Apprentice of the Year for 2013. Julius of E & H Motors Ltd competed against three other apprentices to take out the title, at the competition held in ... More >>

MTA delighted Minister lets Martyn Payne stay in NZ

Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:19 am | Motor Trade Association

Motor Trade Association (MTA) is delighted to hear Northland repairer and business owner Martyn Payne has been granted New Zealand residency. The businessman and MTA member has operated a thriving repair workshop and service station in the small rural ... More >>

MTA confirms sale of 60 percent shareholding in VTNZ

Friday, 20 September 2013, 3:17 pm | Motor Trade Association

Following a Special General Meeting of members held in Wellington today, Motor Trade Association (MTA) confirmed that it will be selling 60 percent of its shareholding in Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) to international testing, inspection and certification ... More >>

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