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How To Keep Your Vehicle Safe This Summer

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 10:33 am | Motor Trade Association

It’s been a stressful enough year for many Kiwis, and to avoid it ending on a downer, MTA wants to help motorists protect their vehicles from break-ins or theft over the holiday season. “Having your car pinched or broken into is the ultimate ... More >>

MTA's Christmas Wishlist

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:06 am | Motor Trade Association

  As the carols start playing and we look forward to a well-earned holiday, MTA shares a Christmas wishlist for the motor industry in 2022. Top of our list would be for the Government to ease off the Clean Car Standard. Instead, we’d like the ... More >>

WoF Call Will Keep Kiwis Safe This Summer

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 8:51 am | Motor Trade Association

MTA the decision not to extend the WoF exemption beyond 30th November will mean a safer summer on our roads. “With the busy summer months looming, there was a real risk that there would be more fatal and serious accidents as Kiwis hit the roads ... More >>

MTA Welcomes Product Stewardship Regulations For Tyres And Large Batteries

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 4:32 pm | Motor Trade Association

Motor Trade Association (MTA) Sector Manager for Energy and Environment Ian Baggott welcomes the release of the Government's consultation document on its proposed product stewardship regulations for tyres and large batteries. "This is a big step forward ... More >>

MTA Sees Scrappage Scheme in Consultation Document As A Good Start

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 2:53 pm | Motor Trade Association

Lack of detail is very concerning Wellington 13 October 2021: The Motor Trade Association (MTA) today acknowledged the release by Minister Shaw of the Government's Emission Reduction consultation document as an important step to achieving New Zealand's climate ... More >>

MTA Welcomes Rent Relief For COVID-impacted Businesses

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 12:00 pm | Motor Trade Association

Wellington 29 September 2021: The Motor Trade Association (MTA) welcomes Minister Faafoi's surprise announcement of mechanisms to drive rent relief discussions between small businesses and their landlords. Mechanisms the MTA had called for in a letter ... More >>

MTA calls for Auckland to shift to Level 3

Monday, 20 September 2021, 12:32 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) today called for Auckland to move safely to Level 3 as soon as possible. More >>

Extension Risks Complacency

Friday, 10 September 2021, 6:45 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) is disappointed with the Government decision to extend the expiry of Warrant of Fitness labels until the end of November. MTA Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps says the Association is concerned that a lengthy ... More >>

MTA calls for greater sector engagement on Covid planning

Friday, 3 September 2021, 1:05 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) is calling on the Government to establish sector feedback groups it can engage with as part of its Covid-19 response planning. “We think this a huge opportunity for the Government” MTA’s Advocacy and Strategy ... More >>

Coffee sales “flip-flop” has MTA boiling

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 10:37 am | Motor Trade Association

The overnight discovery that the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment amended the rules this week to prevent service stations selling hot beverages and bakery goods has the Motor Trade Association (MTA) on the boil. More >>

MTA closely monitoring AMPOL bid for Z

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 2:21 pm | Motor Trade Association

  The Motor Trade Association (MTA) is closely watching the AMPOL offer for Z Energy to see if it provides a chance to further reform the fuel retail market. “This is a significant move and one we’re hoping will improve the lot of small independent ... More >>

MTA supports call for essential workers to be prioritised

Friday, 20 August 2021, 2:54 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) says prioritising essential workers for vaccinations against Covid-19 is “the right thing to do”. More >>

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 >>