(1 December 2022). Law changes giving police greater power to impound vehicles need careful consultation and evaluation, the Motor Trade Association says. Under the changes announced today, the owner of a car could have their vehicle impounded if they choose not to help police track down the driver of a fleeing vehicle. But MTA says the implications of that for tow companies need to be considered.
(30 November 2022). Fuel stations must be eligible for the Government’s fog cannon subsidy, the Motor Trade Association (MTA) says. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week that the Government will provide $4000 for all small shops and dairies in New Zealand who want a fog cannon installed, with shops to pay the balance.
(23 November 2022). The Motor Trade Association says the decision to defer payment of charges under the Clean Car Standard will give dealers much-needed certainty. Transport Minister Michael Wood today announced that while the Clean Car Standard (CCS) will begin on 1 January 2023 as planned, payment of charges will be delayed until 1 June.
(12 October 2022). Today’s immigration announcement does little to address the chronic labour shortage facing the automotive sector, the Motor Trade Association says.
(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.