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 programme. The…

Motorsport: Millen back on track
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 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
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…

Motoring

One way system lets fed up parents give kids a blast
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…

22 young children found not properly restrained in cars

Twenty-two young children were found not properly restrained in vehicles during a police operation in Auckland today. Police…

Jet Car fires up Kiwi fans

The CRC Speedshow again proved to be popular with car enthusiasts with thousands of fans attending the weekend's event in…

Genesis of genuine prestige

Hyundai has unveiled ambitious plans to take on the best from Europe and break the glass ceiling of premium brands with…

Red-light relief for city
Red-light relief for city

Relief could be at hand for motorists and cyclists suffering red-light rage on Auckland's clogged roads…

Motorcross: TT riders rise to the challenge

It showed that nobody could afford to rest on their laurels when new national champions were crowned in half of the 16 separate…

Motorsport: Soft-tyre gamble pays off

Some of New Zealand's best and brightest motor racing talent were going about their business on four and two wheels over…

Tesla retools car factory for electric SUV build

Tesla Motors has halted production at its sole assembly plant for a revamp the company said is necessary to speed Model…

Mercedes GLA is a sight for Kiwi eyes

It takes a lot to impress Australian motoring writers but the recent New Zealand-centred launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA…

Motorsport: Dixon in sixth for Indy title
Motorsport: Dixon in sixth for Indy title

Scott Dixon had a seventh and a fifth in IndyCar's two races in Toronto yesterday, where rain wreaked…

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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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Motorsport

V8 Supercars
Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader
Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where…

F1 championship leader Rosberg wins German GP
F1 championship leader Rosberg wins German GP

Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to…

Lewis Hamilton takes 5-place penalty for German GP
Lewis Hamilton takes 5-place penalty for German GP

Lewis Hamilton has taken a five-place grid penalty…

Motorsport: Rosberg claims pole after Hamilton crash
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Formula One

Formula One: Rosberg on a roll
Formula One: Rosberg on a roll

Three strikes and he's in. Nico Rosberg goes into…

Formula One: Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for German GP
Formula One: Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for German GP

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest…

F1 teams remove interconnected suspension systems
F1 teams remove interconnected suspension systems

All Formula One teams have removed the front and rear…

Formula One: Raikkonen 'fine' after Silverstone crash
Formula One: Raikkonen 'fine' after Silverstone crash

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says he is feeling no…

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Motoring photos and video

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

Car crashes prove speed kills
video Car crashes prove speed kills

Speed kills - Auckland Transport (AT) will be dropping…

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Hybrid and Electric Cars

Smart car foresees your every wish
Smart car foresees your every wish

With semi-autonomous cars such as the Mercedes-Benz…

BMW and Samsung extend battery deal
BMW and Samsung extend battery deal

The BMW Group and Samsung SDI plan to expand their…

Next Volvo XC90 to be a hybrid
Next Volvo XC90 to be a hybrid

Volvo's as yet unseen, all-new XC90 is set to be the…

Driven tests Luxus' next compact SUV
Driven tests Luxus' next compact SUV

It might be a bit late to the party, but Lexus' new…

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Car Care

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Ways to stretch the family fuel budget With fuel prices…

Picking the right parts key for a safe car Picking the right parts key for a safe car

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