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Clean Car Package Welcomed But Could Be Strengthened

Sunday, 13 June 2021, 4:48 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has welcomed the clean car discount package announced today, but says the Government missed an opportunity to go further. “We do welcome today’s news, as we have called for support on the demand side for a long time,” ... More >>

MTA Calls On Government To Fine-tune Climate Change Commission Final Advice To Avoid Unintended Consequences On The Road

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 5:06 pm | Motor Trade Association

Minister James Shaw today released the Final Advice of the Climate Change Commission on how to address climate change. The Motor Trade Association (MTA) says the Government’s response will need to fine-tune the final advice to avoid unintended consequences ... More >>

Immigration Is A Road Safety Issue

Sunday, 16 May 2021, 5:23 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) is concerned the Government's approach to immigration will impact on road safety. “A long-running skill shortage in the automotive sector threatens vehicle inspection and the industry's capacity to train for the future," ... More >>

WoF Failure Rate In Waikato Reaches Record High

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:08 am | Motor Trade Association

  The Motor Trade Association says Warrant of Fitness failures in the Waikato region have reached an alarming level. “In February half of the cars presented for a Warrant of Fitness test in the Waikato failed their initial check,” says ... More >>

MTA Response To Government's Clean Car Announcement

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 6:47 pm | Motor Trade Association

MTA SAYS: DON’T FORGET VEHICLE SAFETY “Greening” the fleet may exacerbate New Zealand’s vehicle safety problem Motor Trade Association (MTA) CEO Craig Pomare acknowledged the importance of addressing climate change and understands the Government’s ... More >>

Brakes And Tyres Increasingly A Fatal Problem

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 5:25 pm | Motor Trade Association

Vehicle factors, especially brakes and tyres, are increasingly a contributing factor to fatal crashes on New Zealand roads. This is one of the key findings of the Motor Trade Association’s recent analysis of information in the Government’s Crash ... More >>

MTA Buys SAM And SAS Automotive IT Businesses

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:41 pm | Motor Trade Association

  The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has purchased the SAM and SAS automotive IT businesses. The sale takes effect today and includes all of SAM and SAS’s New Zealand and Australian operations. The acclaimed SAM system workshop and service ... More >>

MTA Calls For Understanding As WoF Inspection Mountain Looms

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:00 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is urging the owners of vehicles with temporary WoF extensions expiring on 10 October to organise checks now but be realistic about how quickly their vehicle can be seen. Waka Kotahi NZTA confirmed today approximately ... More >>

Fuel Industry Bill “an Opportunity Missed”

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:05 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association says the Government has failed independent service station operators and missed the opportunity to create to truly competitive fuel market. “Sadly for New Zealand motorists, the Bill passed last night is not going to make ... More >>

MTA Welcomes Launch Of Apprenticeship Boost Scheme

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:14 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association has welcomed today’s launch of the Apprenticeship Boost scheme, but is urging the Government to have the courage to go further. “This is a long-awaited win for employers supporting young people into trades,” says ... More >>

MTA Welcomes Government Action On End-of-life Tyres

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:14 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association has welcomed the news that the Government will prioritise a range of automotive products under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. “This announcement provides our members with a solution to problem products they have been grappling ... More >>

MTA Praises Apprenticeship Boost Scheme

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:43 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is praising the Government for the Apprenticeship Boost Programme announced this morning. “We are absolutely delighted the Government has committed to provide direct support for employers who take on the bulk of the educational ... More >>

Support For Automotive Apprentices Only Part Of The Solution

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 6:13 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association has welcomed news that the fees and associated costs for the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Automotive Engineering (Light Vehicle) will qualify for fees support from the Government. But it says while today’s announcement ... More >>

MTA Has Grave Concerns For Struggling Independent Service Stations

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 1:08 pm | Motor Trade Association

New Zealand’s independent service stations are struggling and need support says the Motor Trade Association. “As an Association we back the Government’s response to Covid-19, but there is no doubt the lockdown is really hurting our independent ... More >>

MTA Welcomes Clarity About WOF And Repairs During Lockdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 5:04 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association has welcomed the Ministry of Transport’s clarification on vehicle repairs and WOFs during the Coronavirus lockdown. “The Ministry has confirmed automotive repair workshops are essential businesses when they operate ... More >>

New Zealand’s Roads Will Never Be Safe Unless Its Vehicle Fleet Is Well-maintained Says The MTA

Friday, 20 March 2020, 8:37 am | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association has welcomed today’s announcement of $3 Billion to address road safety issues and implement the Road to Zero safety strategy. But MTA Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps said the association is looking to see a ... More >>

Four Out Of 10 Cars Fail First WoF Inspection

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 4:49 pm | Motor Trade Association

  End of year warrant of fitness figures show four in every 10 vehicles are not roadworthy enough to pass their first inspection. In total 1,886,104 vehicles failed their first warrant of fitness inspection in 2019. Commenting on the statistics, ... More >>

Fatal crashes involving vehicle factors triples in 5 years

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:14 pm | Motor Trade Association

The percentage of fatal accidents involving vehicle factors tripled between 2013 and 2018, ringing alarm bells for the Motor Trade Association. More >>

“At last!” says MTA in response to fuel market findings

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:36 am | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) says the findings of the Commerce Commission’s study of the retail fuel sector are game-changing. More >>

Car maintenance more important than ever

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:58 pm | Motor Trade Association

The latest Census figures from Stats NZ show that over 1.5 million people drive to work or school. It’s the first time this data has been collected and with so many people relying on a car for daily travel, MTA urges drivers to make sure their vehicles ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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