Tick for 'holiday highway'
Tick for 'holiday highway'

A Board of Inquiry has granted consent for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway north of Auckland, known as the "holiday highway"…

The car for the mega-wealthy is back....
The car for the mega-wealthy is back....

Imagine a car that was available by invitation only. Yes, one exists. Aston Martin is bringing back the Lagonda. So what…

Lagonda: stylish classic, computer future
Lagonda: stylish classic, computer future

Lagonda was founded in 1906 in Staines, Middlesex by the American Wilbur Gunn. He named the company after a river near his…

Citroen fans off for l'aventure magnifique
Citroen fans off for l'aventure magnifique

When engineers drove the first Traction Avant into a Paris car showroom in 1934 they knew it was special. The super-stylish…

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Campers trash prime film site
Campers trash prime film site

A Scottish Highlands beauty spot used as a backdrop for the James Bond blockbuster Skyfall and two Harry…

GM recalls close to 30 million

General Motors has issued six more recalls, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

Stroppy Kia Stinger a success

Kia is continuing to collect silverware for the fast-growing Korean manufacturer. Peter Schreyer, formerly of VW, and chief…

ACC back-tracks on cuts to petrol levies

ACC has back-tracked on proposed cuts to petrol levies, cutting them 2 cents to 7.9 cents per litre, rather than 4 cent…

Big reveal of popular Mazda2 hatchback
Big reveal of popular Mazda2 hatchback

Mazda has lifted covers on the big-selling little car that marks the next step in its successful SkyActiv…

Motorsport: Millen back on track

Former New Zealand Le Mans 24 Hour winner Steve Millen is rolling out his category-winning Nissan 300ZX 20 years after its…

Mercedes chief breaks bones in biking crash

Mercedes says its motorsport chief Toto Wolff will attend the Hungarian Grand Prix this week despite breaking several bones…

Lack of child safety astonishes police

Plunket and police were disappointed to find 22 children aged under 5 not properly restrained in vehicles during a police…

One way system lets fed up parents give kids a blast

Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan (not available…

photos Aston Martin NC430
Aston Martin NC430

Photos of the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage NC430.

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Road Safety

Ask Phoebe: Bike lanes will need some car spaces moved
Ask Phoebe: Bike lanes will need some car spaces moved

I have just been informed that the council is going to put cycle lanes on both sides of Roscommon Rd…

Hungry seals a road hazard

A new hazard has appeared on Northland's roads and it comes with a bite - hungry, resting or abandoned seals are turning…

Smashing time - in the name of safety

Crowds at the CRC Speedshow got a spectacular but safe demonstration of the power of a head-on crash at 60km/h when cars…

'She was our happiness'

A Taumarunui mum is serving a life sentence. Her gut instinct told her it wasn't safe to hold her baby in her lap and put…

Six winter motoring tips
Six winter motoring tips

New Zealand's winters can test even the most reliable cars, and the safest drivers, on our roads. Cold…

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Car Buyers' Guide

Looking for a 5 door sports hatch?
Looking for a 5 door sports hatch?

John is looking for a five-door European sports hatch…

Beware the hype when buying the latest and greatest
Beware the hype when buying the latest and greatest

The new-vehicle industry is no different from many…

Time to replace measure twice, buy once
Time to replace measure twice, buy once

If your vehicle is up for replacement, remember that…

Nice, but do you really need it?
Nice, but do you really need it?

After completing my Saturday morning cycle ride with…

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Motoring photos and video

US Army Black Hawks give Kiwis a lift
video US Army Black Hawks give Kiwis a lift

A 13 person detachment from New Zealand’s 16 Field…

Speedshow 2014
photos Speedshow 2014

Photos from the Speedshow at ASB Showgrounds 19th…

Mercedes-Benz GLA 4Matic
photos Mercedes-Benz GLA 4Matic

Driven tests the new Mercedes-Benz GLA 4Matic.

Hyundai Genesis
photos Hyundai Genesis

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Car Care

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Ways to stretch the family fuel budget With fuel prices…

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There has always been great debate within the motor…

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