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Skoda is following the Enyaq iV electric SUV with a coupe variant, which will be headlined by the first-ever electric vRS model.

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New Zealand’s vocational educational journey is progressing according to Te Pūkenga which formally welcomed MITO into the whānau with a virtual whakatau.

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