ESC technology becomes compulsory in all used vehicles bought into New Zealand from next March. With the bulk of imports being small cars, this is going to have a big impact on what is shipped in from Japan. Dealers talk about what they expect will happen.
Two Carterton members are joined by their commitment to the local volunteer fire brigade and their adjoining businesses. One, Bryan Styles, has recently been awarded a QSM for his work with fire and emergency services.
Workshops are increasingly worried about their environmental footprint and try to recycle or dispose of products iin sustainable ways where they can. Extracting the oil from used filters and recycling the containers can be done through a variety of outlets.
Tyres look set to become the first product to be subjected to a controlled product stewardship scheme in New Zealand. MTA raises the possibility of introducing a compulsory scheme for all parts of a car.
Fiji Indian businessman Govind ‘Sam’ Achary lost everything in the 1987 Fiji coup, arriving in New Zealand with just $32 in his pocket. Today, his family-owned company, SAI Group, operates 13 Mobil service stations as well as a handful of other companies.
Automotive students studying at Auckland Unitec are provided with a state-of-the-art learning environment and an impressive array of tools, equipment and ‘automotive emulation’ technology teaching aids.