Advice and Advocacy for the Imported Vehicle Industry

If you have technical questions, compliance problems, consumer complaints or staff issues, we have the information you need.

Who We Are

VIA is the business association that represents the interests of all businesses involved in importing, preparing, wholesaling and retailing most used vehicles that are imported into New Zealand from Japan, Singapore and other source markets.

Advocate

We work to advance the interests of the imported vehicle industry – now and looking into the future.

Advise

We provide our members and the industry with expert technical advice and access to specialised resources.

Connect

We connect our members with Government and wider industry contacts, to build their own relationships and create new opportunities.

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Vehicle Import Process

An informational video describing the compliance process required when importing used Japanese cars into New Zealand.

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Stinkbug Update

30/07/2019

Biosecurity NZ (MPI) has released an “Advisory to Industry” in relation to the new Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and Parts.

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Refrigerant industry best placed to take climate change action

23/07/2019

New Zealand’s refrigerants industry has the potential to be at the forefront of action on climate change through product stewardship, says sustainability expert Darren Patterson.

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NZTA Suspends Repair Certifiers

19/06/2019

As the result of NZTA’s ongoing review of certification processes some Repair Certifiers have been suspended.

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Latest Articles

01/10/19

My Murky Crystal ball...

A colleague recently asked me for my comments and opinions on likely developments in the transport sector, and most importantly how the motor vehicle industry will evolve. But I must admit that my crystal ball needs a good polish before I can make any predictions with confidence.

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01/11/18

Mind games: motivating smarter driving

When I was young, like most kids, I had toy cars. I built roads for them in the dirt and drove them about. How I played with those cars was a reflection on how I saw the world – with a bit of fun mixed in. A few months ago, I observed my young kids playing with their cars. They were playing very differently to how I ever did. They were making roads and then lining the cars up end on end.

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23/10/18

There's no such thing as a free dinner

On a crisp evening in mid-July, VIA welcomed senior industry representatives and Government officials at The Grounds Eatery in Henderson, for our annual Vehicle Industry Dinner. With the now-customary address by our current Minister of Transport, the Hon Phil Twyford, the event lived up to its growing reputation as “the” industry event of the year.

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Industry Questions

If you're involved in importing, refurbishing or marketing vehicles, get it right first time and save money.

Consumer Questions

Just bought a car? Having Problems? Not sure who to ask?