The MTA was first established way back in 1917. Since then it has grown from a tiny organisation in Feilding into the largest automotive industry body in New Zealand. We represent over 3,800 automotive businesses and pride ourselves on being the New Zealand motorist’s strongest advocate.
Other ways we help
Lobbying & Advocacy
MTA has supported automotive professionals and the interests of the motoring public for 100 years. We have stimulated discussion and influence with stakeholders, government, regulators and the media. And we’re often called upon by government agencies to comment on issues affecting both our members and the motoring public.
When it comes to law changes that affect the auto-industry and motorists, MTA is a strong advocate. In this section, you’ll find recent submissions we've made following our consultation with relevant specialty groups.
Get the very best start to your career in the auto-industry by landing your apprenticeship with an MTA member. They’ve met our professional standards and abide by our strict code of ethics. MITO also have a range of industry training options to accelerate your automotive career.
MTA members adhere to strict standards which ensures customers receive the best in service and workmanship.
MTA Annual Report
In the 2022 Report, President Bob Boniface and Chief Executive Ian Pike reflect on the past year and discuss how MTA is addressing the challenges and positioning itself for the future.
Today the New Zealand automotive industry is facing some of the greatest challenges in its history. And if there ever was a time our motoring providers needed a strong organisation to represent them, that time is now. Our standards are high but if your automotive business meets them, you’ll benefit significantly from the many services we offer and from the trust kiwi motorists place with us every day.