(26 May 2022). The Government announced a $6 million programme for small businesses to protect themselves from ram raids.
(16 May 2022). MTA has long called for a scrappage scheme and is pleased to see it included in today’s Emission Reductions Plan of measures to reduce emissions.
(15 March 2022). The Motor Trade Association has been calling for the Government to address the level of tax on fuel, either through GST or other taxes. Cutting taxes on fuel without impact on funding for major roading projects is a win-win for motorists.
(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 to the Government at the beginning of the month.
(20 September 2021). The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has called for Auckland to move safely to Level 3 as soon as possible. While MTA recognises and supports the ambition for New Zealand to battle the threat from Covid-19, the cost to business is raising worrying mental and financial health concerns.
(3 September 2021). 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 Manager Greig Epps said today.
(24 August 2021). 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 businesses,” said MTA’s Sector Manager Energy and Environment, Ian Baggott.
(20 August 2021). The Motor Trade Association (MTA) says prioritising essential workers for vaccinations against Covid-19 is “the right thing to do”. “Essential workers are going out every day to support their communities, to keep us safe and to keep us moving,” MTA’s Sector Manager – Energy and Environmental, Ian Baggott, said.
(13 June 2021). The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has welcomed the clean car discount package announced today, but says the Government missed an opportunity to go further.
(9 June 2021). 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 on New Zealand’s roads.
(17 May 2021). 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," says MTA’s Advocacy and Strategy Manager Greig Epps.