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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 >>

Supported employers key to trades training review says MTA

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:16 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association says the current review of vocational education will only succeed if it delivers the right support for employer-teachers and workplace classrooms. While welcoming yesterday’s announcement that the Government has allocated ... More >>

MTA says new laws may change the behaviour of companies

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 3:02 pm | Motor Trade Association

MTA says the Government’s plan for addressing unfair commercial practices is a step in the right direction but is too restrictive on the value of contracts it covers. More >>

Act now on Takata airbag recall

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3:38 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association welcomes the government move to prevent cars fitted with faulty Alpha Takata airbags getting a new warrant of fitness, until the bags are replaced. More >>

MTA pumped with fuel market study findings

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:37 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA), which represents the owners of around 900 service stations, has welcomed the release of the Commerce Commission’s draft report on retail fuel market competition. More >>

MTA welcome focus on vehicle safety

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 10:55 am | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is welcoming the release of the Government’s new draft road safety strategy. MTA Chief Executive Craig Pomare says the association is pleased to see vehicle safety has been made a priority in the Road to Zero consultation document, ... More >>

Milestone for NZTA welcomed

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 11:35 am | Motor Trade Association

MTA welcomes NZTA’s announcement it has cleared the backlog of over 850 compliance cases. More >>

MTA welcomes Trade Training shakeup

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 5:13 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is hoping that the government’s proposed reforms of the vocational education system will result in more people training for the trades. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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