Industry News: Interim MTA boss made permanent

Craig Pomare

Craig Pomare

The Motor Trade Association has hired from within for its new chief executive.

Acting chief executive Craig Pomare has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.

Pomare will assume responsibility immediately, succeeding Warwick Quinn who recently left MTA to lead the BCITO. Continue reading “Interim MTA boss made permanent” »

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Industry News: Speedshow adds performance section

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A new performance vehicle section has been added to this year’s running of the CRC Speedshow.

The Automania Performance Showcase, is set to showcase around 30 performance and import vehicles in its own dedicated hall at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on 16-17 July.

While many of the cars will be hand-selected by show organisers, to bring only the best performance vehicles, there will be five wildcard spots available, with the finalists being decided via a public vote on the CRC Speedshow Facebook page over the coming weeks. Continue reading “Speedshow adds performance section” »

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Industry News: Export drop show limits of Abenomics

ToyotaManufEngineJapanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s stimulus policy – known as Abenomics – isn’t providing the glorious results that the country was promised.

Japan’s exports dropped hard in April, and manufacturing contracted sharply in its worst performance since Abe came to power in 2012.

Data released yesterday showed exports had fallen 10.1% in April from the same month last year. It’s the most rapid fall in exports in the the last three months. Continue reading “Export drop show limits of Abenomics” »

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Industry News: Japan officials put the wind up Suzuki

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A storm is brewing over claims that Suzuki skirted Japanese regulations around some of its fuel economy tests, using imported data from wind tunnel tests to complete tests that it is legally obligated to run outside.

The company, which had already admitted to that it had collected tunnel data, denies using it to augment results.

Japanese regulations require manufacturers to use a method known as a ‘coasting test’ to gather data on rolling and air resistance. Continue reading “Japan officials put the wind up Suzuki” »

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Industry News: Comcom takes another lender to court

Commerce-CommissionAnother lender has been taken to court by the Commerce Commission – the latest in a series including a number of vehicle financiers.

‘Lower-tier’ finance company, Cash to You Loans Limited, appeared in the Napier District Court yesterday on 32 charges brought by the Commerce Commission relating to its lending business.

The Commission alleges that Cash to You breached the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) on various loans it provided between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2015. Continue reading “Comcom takes another lender to court” »

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Industry News: Wannabe car dealers cause councils headache

forsaleCars parked up with ‘for sale’ signs in their windows have long caused drama for councils – but a big spike in the volume of these gutter dealerships is forcing many to take action.

Nelson city councillor Paul Matheson has noticed a massive increase in the number of vehicles being sold privately around the city.

“It is pretty benign, but on the other hand it’s a distraction,” he told stuff.co.nz. Continue reading “Wannabe car dealers cause councils headache” »

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Industry News: Can you sell cars using Facebook?

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Can you sell cars using Facebook PIC 1At best, I am what one would term a part-time Facebook dabbler with a passing interest in the posts that come across my phone/laptop on a daily basis.

Do I view Facebook as an appropriate medium to sell cars? Up until recently my answer to that question would have been a solid “no.”

However, my view on Facebook’s limitations as a selling medium have been incorrect. It is being used successfully to sell cars, both in NZ and overseas. Continue reading “Can you sell cars using Facebook?” »

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Industry News: Westie bash machine goes on the block

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What could arguably be described as the funniest car in West Auckland is up for sale, along with a very special set of personalised plates.

The Ford Escape, once owned by the late legendary comedian Ewen ‘The Westie’ Gilmour, will be auctioned on TradeMe with a percentage of the sale being donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity.

“My brother was a huge supporter of Variety, especially the annual fundraising Bash event, so a percentage of the sale price of the car will go towards his old GT Limo team to help us get on the road for the 2017 event,” said Gilmour. Continue reading “Westie bash machine goes on the block” »

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