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Avoid Buying a Lemon of a Car

Knowing how to avoid common consumer pitfalls when buying a vehicle has been made simpler, with Consumer Protection’s new motor vehicle information programme launching today, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean.

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March 6th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Regions & Categories: Government,Motor Vehicles,New Zealand

Public Views on Give Way Rules

Public views are now being sought on the proposed changes to the give way rule, as part of the Government’s 10-year Safer Journeys road safety strategy.

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May 19th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Taupo Motorcycle Training Day

Taupō Motorsport Park in conjunction with Taupō District Council and Honda Riders Club of New Zealand (HRCNZ) is hosting a third discounted motorcycle skills training day on Saturday 5 February at Taupō Motorsport Park for intermediate riders, experienced riders who haven’t ridden for a while or those who completed earlier training days.

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January 22nd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Give Way Rules to Change in 2012

The Government has confirmed plans to change the give ways rules at intersections in New Zealand. Currently if you are turning left you have to give way to right turning traffic coming towards you. This change would reverse this so the left turning vehicle would have right of way in this situation. Changes are also planned to the rule for T-intersections.

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September 30th, 2010 at 7:08 am

Trade Me Car Sellers Warning

The Commerce Commission is reminding people who frequently sell motor vehicles on Trade Me or similar sites to be aware of their legal obligations when advertising and selling motor vehicles. Anyone who sells more than six cars in a 12 month period is considered by law to be a motor vehicle trader, and motor vehicle traders have more legal obligations than private sellers.

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August 26th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Regions & Categories: Motor Vehicles,New Zealand

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Toyota Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Toyota is teaming with Massey University to trial its Plug-in Hybrid technology in New Zealand as part of a two-year global field trial of the Plug-in Hybrid Prius.

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June 18th, 2010 at 9:32 am

Drugged Driving Law Success

Figures show 101 drivers have been charged under the new drugged driving laws, making the new law a success.

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June 1st, 2010 at 2:35 pm

V8 Supercars Australia to Run Hamilton’s ITM400

V8 Supercars Australia is to run Hamilton’s ITM400 from next year, with continued sponsorship from the Council.

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May 9th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Holden EN-V Concept for Future Motoring

Holden’s new EN-V concept for future city motoring is to be showcased at this year’s International Expo in Shanghai, China.

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April 24th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Toyota Hilux Driven to Iceland Eruption

Toyota Hilux was the transport for scientists setting up monitoring equipment hours before Iceland’s Eyjafallajokull volcano erupted, sending a cloud of ash 10,000 metres into the sky.

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April 24th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Hawkes Bay Toyota Top Dealership

Hawkes Bay Toyota has been named Toyota’s Top Dealership for 2009.

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March 27th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Rally NZ 2010 Receives Government Backing

Government will contribute $250,000 towards Rally NZ 2010, held in May around Auckland.

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March 19th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Lexus LX570 New Look for 2010

The Lexus LX570 has received upgrades and a new look for 2010.

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March 19th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Regions & Categories: Business,Motor Vehicles,New Zealand,Transport


Tourism Car Rental Boom

Christchurch rental car companies run out of cars . Tourist and business traveller caught out and struggle to find transport because of the unexpected last minute bookings of overseas and local travellers to the South Island. German tourist opts to hire mototr bike when he couldn’t hire a car in Christchurch.

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March 5th, 2010 at 8:34 am

Toyota Investigation to Reassure Customers

The Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda has announced an independent investigation into its electronic systems to reassure customers.

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February 26th, 2010 at 7:59 am

Regions & Categories: Business,Motor Vehicles,New Zealand