Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


MIA Supports Decisions on WOF/COF Review

27 January 2013

MIA Supports Decisions on WOF/COF Review

“The Government has taken a pragmatic approach to introducing changes to the WOF and COF systems recognising the uniqueness of the New Zealand vehicle fleet and which over time will result in savings for every vehicle owner”, said Mr Perry Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association.

“The MIA which represents the new vehicle industry was always in support of extending the time period between vehicle inspections. We saw this issue as being relevant to vehicle owners, and not one about job protection for the corner garage. The current system whereby the majority of vehicles are subjected to six monthly inspections is clearly over regulated and may have been suited to vehicles built in the 1950s and 1960s, but was no longer appropriate for the modern motor car”, he said.

“The MIA’s position as reflected in the decisions announced today was for the first Warrant of Fitness on a New Zealand new vehicle to last three years aligning it with the new vehicle warranty. Our research shows, new vehicles are regularly serviced during this period and we know the franchise dealer will, while servicing the vehicle, ensure that it is safe to operate on our roads. Likewise the MIA believed yearly inspections were also appropriate for vehicles over three years old, and again this is proposed by the Government”.

“The one area of the review, which we see as a missed opportunity, was to restructure the annual vehicle licensing fee and to remove the ACC component (which makes up the majority of the annual licensing fee) and to transfer this component into the price of fuel (petrol and diesel) at the pump. This would therefore ensure those people driving the most kilometres were paying the highest ACC fee. Without addressing the ACC component of the registration levy not a lot has changed”, he concluded.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news