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Renault unveils nifty thrifty plug-in
Renault unveils nifty thrifty plug-in

While the focus at the Paris motor show is on high-end concept cars and fast offerings from the likes of Aston Martin…

When HQ was the best place to be

You drive a 2003 Lexus RX330 four-wheel drive? It's olive/silver, and I've had it for a few months. We bought it from my…

Mini Mysteries - the strange case of the Kawautahi taniwha

Parking the Mini Cooper S at Owhango revived memories of working as a cadet reporter at the Taumarunui office of the Taranaki…

Car Buyers' Guide: Thinking ahead to resale

How often do buyers think about the pros and cons of reselling a motor vehicle at the same time as tossing up whether to…

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Key: 'A centrist Government ' video Key: 'A centrist Government '

Prime Minister John Key expects to run a centrist…

Election 2014: Christchurch reaction video Election 2014: Christchurch reaction

Reaction from National's Nicky Wagner and Gerry Brownlee…

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Dawn of the super hatch
Dawn of the super hatch

Once upon a time the old-fashioned recipe for creating a hot hatchback was relatively simple: take the smallest car in your…

The Good Oil: The perfect movie
The Good Oil: The perfect movie

Two of Daniel Simon's futuristic creations from Cosmic Motors ... now Michael Bay wants to bring them to the movie screen. Daniel…

Mini joins trend for five-door popularity
Mini joins trend for five-door popularity

Just a few months after the market launch of the all-new third generation Mini, the British premium brand has expanded its…

Job growth major factor in best car sales result
Job growth major factor in best car sales result

Auto buying has driven United States retail sales higher, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated…

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Driving with the thinking cap on
Driving with the thinking cap on

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate…

Public transport use makes you happier: Study

A UK study suggests taking public transport instead of driving to work can make people happier and helps them to sleep better…

Refreshed Volkswagen Polo has looks with extra pep

For three years it was an important part of our lives: school run duty; supermarket sprints; days at a time left at car…

New speed limit of 110km/h

Open-road speed limits could vary by up to 50km/h under a new classification system signalled to traffic engineers in Auckland…

BMW reveals 2 Series drop-top
BMW reveals 2 Series drop-top

With just three weeks before the Paris Motor show, BMW is revealing its 2 Series convertible, that's…

Where parking costs more than the house

Parking spaces in New York are being sold for US$1 million ($1.22 million) as developers try to cash in on a shortage of…

Compact crossovers close match

Nissan Qashqai versus Holden Captiva: the latest entrant in the compact-crossover segment meets what is surely now the…

Holden handles art hold-all job

Melanie-Jane Smith co-owns design and NZ art store, The Poi Room, in Newmarket, Auckland We took a left turn instead of…

Volkswagen Kombi Camper at Porsche price

As thousands of Kiwi travellers have found on their European OE trips, the VW Kombi is like a house on wheels. When Professor…

Bentley designed for gentle, effortless motoring
Bentley designed for gentle, effortless motoring

This 1952 Park Ward-bodied Bentley was sold to a UK importer of Australian wine, James Byron Chaplin…

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