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31 May 2024

BusinessNZ’s Summary of the Economic and Fiscal Budget 2024 Outlook

The Economic and Fiscal Outlook out to 2028 provides, generally, an improving economic outlook over the range of key economic and fiscal economic indicators.

17 April 2024

Displaying vehicle safety rating labels

NZTA has recently released the results of a nationwide survey of randomly selected dealerships to identify how many display the voluntary safety rating labels.

19 March 2024

Draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2024

The Minister of Transport has released the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2024 for feedback. The draft GPS outlines the Government’s plan for investing in land transport over the next 10 years by directing $7 billion per year in expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund.

12 March 2024

Breaches of name and address details in Motor Vehicle Register

In recent months there have been a number of breaches of the MVR by users. Whilst these breaches were not by MIA members, this is a reminder that accessing vehicle owner name and address details via the MVR comes with strict compliance obligations.

12 March 2024

Shipping fire risk cause of concern for global insurer

An annual review of shipping by multinational insurer Allianz has raised concern about the ongoing risk of hull and cargo fires. The 2023 Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review specifically singles out decarbonisation and new types of cargo being transported on vessels, including EVs and battery-powered goods.

12 March 2024

Proposed prohibition on fluorinated gases deferred

In November 2023 the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) issued a consultation document on Proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases. Included in the document were proposed timelines to prohibit the import of equipment containing certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including those contained in vehicle air-conditioning by January 2025 for new vehicles (and January 2028 for used). The MfE has since notified stakeholders that it has decided not to continue with these proposals.

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