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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 >>

Government needs to rethink apprentice training support

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:10 pm | Motor Trade Association

The government needs to put trade training and tertiary education on the same footing if New Zealand is to ever grow its own trade-skilled workforce, says MTA (Motor Trade Association). More >>

Drivers Urged Not to Use Cheaper Lower Octane Fuel

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:56 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is warning drivers to not to try and cut their petrol costs by using a lower octane petrol than their vehicle requires. More >>

MTA says service stations not ‘fleecing’

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4:53 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is concerned that service station staff are being verbally abused by motorists angry at rising petrol prices. More >>

MTA Calls for Govt Funding to Prevent Aggravated Robberies

Monday, 27 August 2018, 6:38 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is asking government to put more money into helping small service station operators protect themselves against armed robbers. More >>

Safety concerns over changes to vehicle glass cover

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:34 pm | Motor Trade Association

MTA is concerned there could be more unroadworthy cars on the roads if all insurance companies start charging the policy excess for windscreen replacements. More >>

Worn tyres linked to more crashes

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:35 pm | Motor Trade Association

Worn tyres have been linked to 32 fatal road crashes over the past three years and the Motor Trade Association says vehicle safety should be addressed as part of the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. More >>

All repaired heavily-damaged vehicles should be flagged

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:00 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is right behind the Government’s move to close loopholes that allow damaged cars to be imported, repaired and sold without the buyer being fully informed. More >>



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