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Tyrewise Scheme Offers Certainty And Convenience

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:10 am | Motor Trade Association

The Tyrewise recycling scheme has been a long time coming but will address an important environmental issue, MTA says. It’s been announced that the first nationwide regulated product stewardship scheme for recycling used tyres is expected to start operating ... More >>

Protection Funding Good News For Service Stations

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 1:02 pm | Motor Trade Association

Service stations have been victims in the current spate of ram raids and robberies, so funding for protection measures will help keep them safe, the Motor Trade Association says. The Government today announced a $6 million programme for small businesses ... More >>

MTA To Government: Extend Clean Car Upgrade To All

Monday, 16 May 2022, 3:20 pm | Motor Trade Association

  The Government’s scrappage scheme – the Clean Car Upgrade – announced today is a great step but the Motor Trade Association is calling on the Government to go even further. MTA has long called for a scrappage scheme and is pleased to ... More >>

MTA Hails Apprenticeship Boost Extension

Monday, 9 May 2022, 6:13 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association says extending the Apprenticeship Boost scheme until the end of next year is brilliant news for the automotive industry. “We’ve been making the case to Government for Apprenticeship Boost to continue for many months,” ... More >>

Leave The Car At Home For Earth Day

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 9:59 am | Motor Trade Association

  The Motor Trade Association has some simple advice for Earth Day tomorrow: leave the car at home. “We all want to do our bit for the environment,” Ian Baggott, MTA Sector Manager – Energy and Environment, says. “The transport sector is a ... More >>

Govt Announcement Win-win For Motorists - MTA

Monday, 14 March 2022, 5:49 pm | Motor Trade Association

Cutting taxes on fuel without impact on funding for major roading projects is win-win for motorists. The Motor Trade Association has been calling for the Government to address the level of tax on fuel, either through GST or other taxes. “We agree ... More >>

40% Fail Rate For WoFs

Monday, 28 February 2022, 9:04 am | Motor Trade Association

As Waka Kotahi launches a PR blitz for the ambitious “Road To Zero” campaign, the Motor Trade Association says the state of thousands of vehicles on our roads is still a major concern – and will be for years. New figures show 40% of vehicles ... More >>

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 >>