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// Auckland dealership hit with $19,000 fine over employee dispute

Azak Cars Limited in East Tamaki, Auckland, has been hit with a $19,007 fine over an unjustified dismissal, with the figure set to go to former employee Rasheel Naidu.

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// Volkswagen may cull cheaper models in bid to go premium

Volkswagen, the carmaker with a name that loosely translates in German to ‘the people’s car company, looks set to distance itself from its entry-level heritage as part of a push to become a more premium brand.

// Clean Car Scheme exceeds 12,000 rebates

The Clean Car rebate scheme has exceeded expectations by already reaching 12,000 approved rebates, says transport minister Michael Wood.

// Views sought on CCCFA reviews

Government opens a two-week consultation period on what can be done to improve credit laws.


INTERNATIONAL EV NEWS // TODAY’S BEST STORIES

// VW ID Buzz Self-Driving Passenger And Cargo Vans On The Way

The first Buzz-based robotaxi will debut in Hamburg, Germany in 2025.

// NHTSA investigates LG batteries behind EV recalls for GM, Hyundai, others

The NHTSA review, which covers 138,324 vehicles, aims to ensure that all defective batteries have been recalled by the automakers.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Geneva Finance debuts new-look branding

Geneva Finance has debuted new-look ‘modernized’ branding as part of a “content drive” that will see it issuing more information to consumers to improve their knowledge of the finance world.

// EVs promoted in ‘Charged Up’ webinar

More than 250 people registered for the first Charged Up webinar on April 6 to learn everything they needed to know about EVs.

// Manheim NZ appoints new sales and relationship manager

Cox Automotive Australia and New Zealand has announced that Mohammed Hussain will take over the role of sales and relationship manager at Manheim New Zealand.


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  • JOLION PREMIUM FROM $27,990 SRRP INC GST + ORC
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HYUNDAI

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JEEP

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NISSAN

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  • JOLION PREMIUM FROM $28,990 SRRP INC GST + ORC
  • H6 PREMIUM FROM $34,990 SRRP INC GST + ORC
  • UTE CANNON-L 4X2 AUTO FROM $40,490 SRRP INC GST + ORC

HYUNDAI

  • Purchase any N model (i30 N series II, i20 N or Kona N) before June 30th, and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win a trip for you and a mate to the New Zealand round of WRC to watch our very own flying Kiwi, Hayden Paddon.

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Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Discount / Fee Finder

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