The Motor Trade Association (MTA) will launch a new publication at Parliament early next month to address key problems facing the automotive industry.
It’s called ‘Driving New Zealand Forward: Future Proofing the Automotive Industry’ which outlines various challenges the automotive industry faces and what the next Government should do to address them.
Such challenges include those involving Warrant of Fitness, the Clean Car Programme and scrappage scheme, the labour shortage and immigration green list for the automotive sector, training and apprenticeships, and law reforms.
With the automotive industry employing 62,700 people, providing $30 billion of goods and services, and contributing to $5.5 billion of New Zealand’s gross domestic product (GDP), MTA is taking matters seriously.
The Association says vehicles are central to all communities and the challenges the industry faces affect all New Zealanders, not just workers.
The publication event itself will take place between 5:45pm and 8pm on May 9 and will be attended by representatives from across the political spectrum, industry representatives and stakeholders, MTA members, MTA board of directors, and staff.
Attendees include Transport Minister Michael Wood, Green Party Transport Spokesperson Julie Anne Genter, National Transport Spokesperson Simeon Brown, ACT Transport Spokesperson Simon Court and MTA President Bob Boniface.