Me and my car: All the space and power a tradie needs
Me and my car: All the space and power a tradie needs

Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp is a trade qualified carpenter and has been building for 25 years. He has worked at Newstalk…

Road toll holds at three
Road toll holds at three

Police hope to keep this year's Easter road toll at three as they crack down on speeding, distracted and alcohol-fuelled…

Yamaha XT250: Affordability with practicality
Yamaha XT250: Affordability with practicality

My impatience to ride Yamaha's latest XT250 will seem odd to most off-road riders, the gung-ho types who prefer super long-travel…

Car Buyers' Guide:  Moving on from trusty diesel sedan
Car Buyers' Guide: Moving on from trusty diesel sedan

Maurice lives on the Coromandel and is looking to update his car, an old Peugeot diesel sedan. "I simply don't travel anywhere…

Motoring

Celebrating automotive resurrection
Celebrating automotive resurrection

The 21st century has been pretty tough on carmakers. Once upon a time we'd never have thought that iconic…

The Good Oil: Bugatti lashes up another legend

Bugatti has unveiled the fifth in its series of six "Les Legendes de Bugatti" (Bugatti Legends) limited edition runs of…

Matt Greenop: Essential safety device

At the risk of sounding like Kim Dotcom, there's a revolution coming. A couple of months ago, ESC - electronic stability…

Paul Charman: Are young people going off cars

Young people seem more interested in owning an expensive smartphone than owning a car. All around the developed world…

Car care: Stay connected to avoid all kinds of headaches
Car care: Stay connected to avoid all kinds of headaches

Looking to head away for an extended holiday, or simply have a need to be without your car for a few…

Motoring: Jaguar's purr-fect trio

There are many Jag owners - past or present - that would prefer noise and pace over the "cheesecutter" and 'tache" models…

Motorsport: Kiwi's big-time endurance test

Porsche factory Le Mans Prototype driver Brendon Hartley, from New Zealand, is in the United Kingdom at the Silverstone…

Motorsport: Big F1 names struggle as Mercedes start to open big gap

Three races down in the 2014 Formula One season and fans of the blue-riband event of motorsport are still a little confused…

Motorsport: Bamber leads Porsche pack

Earl Bamber looks like a good bet to take over the mantle of the world's best Porsche driver from fellow Kiwi Craig Baird. The…

Motorsport: Charm and confidence a powerful fuel
Motorsport: Charm and confidence a powerful fuel

Meet Marcus Armstrong, the newest driver in the Toyota Finance 86 Championship. He only joined the series…

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Road Safety

Ritchies school buses get safety mirrors fitted
Ritchies school buses get safety mirrors fitted

Ritchies Bus Company has has fitted its entire fleet of school buses with extra mirrors to alleviate…

File blaming truck driver 'not checked'

Police communications staff who incorrectly blamed a truck driver for causing a smash on the Southern Motorway have confirmed…

Three killed in crashes over the weekend

A cyclist, a young pedestrian and a driver were killed and one person was seriously injured on the roads this weekend.

Barfoot gets back into competing after accident

Seasoned triathlete Garth Barfoot is back competing, less than three months after breaking his thigh when he was knocked…

Quad safety under Angel's wing
Quad safety under Angel's wing

In an apparent softening of its well publicised criticism of quad bike safety issues, Landcorp has agreed…

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Motorsport

V8 Supercars
Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix
Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third…

Motorsport: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure
Motocross: Hell on wheels just got tougher
Motocross: Hell on wheels just got tougher

Ever been told to "go to Hell"? This is probably the…

Ferrari want to be second-best team
Ferrari want to be second-best team

Ferrari say they are not targeting runaway Formula…

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Motoring photos and video

The Good Oil: April 19
photos The Good Oil: April 19

Driven's The Good Oil looks back at the week in motoring…

Lexus NX Concept
photos Lexus NX Concept

Lexus have a new, production-ready, crossover to show…

Kia pro-cee'd GT
photos Kia pro-cee'd GT

Damien O'Carroll tests the Kia pro-cee'd GT for Driven…

APRC 2014 Rally New Zealand Jan Kopecky interview
video APRC 2014 Rally New Zealand Jan Kopecky interview

European champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ)…

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Hybrid and Electric Cars

GM to invest in Detroit factories
GM to invest in Detroit factories

General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two…

Electric carmaker Tesla fights ban
Electric carmaker Tesla fights ban

Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice…

The Good Oil: BMW's ultimate sleep machine
The Good Oil: BMW's ultimate sleep machine

Germans don't have a sense of humour? Don't let anybody…

Daimler acquires lithium-ion battery maker
Daimler acquires lithium-ion battery maker

Automaker Daimler AG is acquiring the remaining shares…

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Motor Vehicles

Drag race record smashed Drag race record smashed

New Zealand's fastest woman Karen Hay has just had…

The Good Oil: Jurassic Merc The Good Oil: Jurassic Merc

There had better be some seriously big, bad dinosaurs…

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