“We have turned about a quarter of the showroom into a waiting area to enhance the customer experience…” Continue reading TOYOTA’S NEW SELLING REGIME. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DEALERS?
Visiting a car dealer has just got a whole lot easier, according to Toyota New Zealand. Continue reading TOYOTA SHAKE UP CAR BUYING
The Holden Equinox is made in Mexico and the US version is Chevrolet’s the top-selling SUV. Continue reading ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL
Under the new coalition government and from what’s termed the Provincial Growth Fund the region is about to benefit from millions of dollars of infrastructure investment. Continue reading Far North NZ has grand plans
Car dealerships of old are a dying model…But dealerships themselves are only partly to blame. Continue reading Demise of the dealership
This is a ripping yarn encompassing our own heritage during the Victorian-era colonial expansionist phrase.
Continue reading LEGACY OF STRANGERS
On the flight from Paris (CDG) to Shanghai (Pu Dong) on China Eastern Airlines, one thing was abundantly clear. There were very few Europeans on board. I could see about 10 on the A330-200 that has a capacity of 220 or thereabouts. So Paris was a good introduction to Shanghai. Approaching Pu Dong Airport in the early hours of the morning it was also abundantly … Continue reading ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN SHANGHAI
Liz Swanton finds delight in motoring history Continue reading The ABC of Car Museums
Out and about in an XF Sportbrake Aaaahhh, Jaguar. I have loved this marque since I was a child (a long time ago). I don’t remember how or why I fell in love but I must have seen one on TV. We certainly didn’t move in the circles where people owned them. Before you ask, no, it wasn’t the Mark II Jaguar Inspector Morse drove. … Continue reading Head over heels with a big cat
Given the increasing number of tourists visiting New Zealand, how well do we welcome them? Sara Dinnen discovered two travellers whose experience in Northland could be called a salutary lesson for tourism operators. This is a tale of two tourists. One is a local and frequent bus traveller between Northland and Auckland. The other is an Englishman who has been touring the world for … Continue reading You’re welcome?
by Sandy Myhre The first door opened to welcome the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, during a visit to New Zealand in late October, was that of the Governor General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy in Wellington. (Photo Marty Melville) She signalled a sartorial salutation to Mr Higgins by wearing a Kelly-green suit and matching pillbox hat. The former lawyer and businesswoman was appointed … Continue reading A TOUCH OF GREEN DURING A VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND BY THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND