Where tourists crash the most

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Overseas drivers were involved in a quarter of crashes on Southland roads, compared to six per cent nationally.

Sound buffer being rebuilt

An embankment by the Kapiti Express will is been pulled down and replaced.

A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.

Aussie eyes Top Gear record

Daniel Ricciardo will take on some of the world's best drivers in a Top Gear segment which airs in February.

Aussie F1 star has set his sights on dethroning world champion Lewis Hamilton … in a Suzuki Liana.

Better looks and a bigger bite

Porsche Cayman GTS: Smaller and less expensive than a 911, but don't bet against it in a head-to-head track test.

Porsche's new mid-engined Cayman GTS has the potential to step out of the long shadow cast by the tyrannical 911.

A more civilised Monster

2015 Monster: The most mature, refined, rider-friendly and powerful Monster created.

Once raw-boned and rorty, Ducati's latest has gained range, refinement and rider-friendliness.

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Car sales hit dizzy heights

Toyota Corolla

It turned out to be quite a sizzler 2014, and we're not talking about summer holiday weather but new vehicle sales.

When 2WD will do in a ute

It's much cheaper and delivers most of the versatility of 4WD models.

Applaud new initiatives

Meet our bike of the year

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Expressway sound buffer being rebuilt

An embankment by the Kapiti Express will is been pulled down and replaced.

A length of giant, noise-reducing embankment along the Kapiti expressway will be pulled down and rebuilt after months of work.

Aussie F1 star eyes Lewis Hamilton's Top Gear record

Australian F1 star has set his sights on dethroning world champion Lewis Hamilton … in a Suzuki Liana.

Falling fuel prices are likely to have an effect on NZ's emissions, potentially putting national targets out of reach.

Cheap fuel likely to boost emissions

Fall in petrol prices makes it harder for NZ to meet greenhouse gas targets, climate expert says.

lifestyle vehicles

Land Rover Discovery Sport is no pretender gallery

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport is a cat among the pigeons in a leisure SUV segment in which heritage and real off-road ability still counts.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

Specialist lightweight track-car maker Ariel has just revealed renderings of its first ever off-roader.

A LONG RIDE: The enormous motorhome that fashion billionaire Lawrence Stroll is touring New Zealand in.

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

Fashion magnate behind brands like Tommy Hilfiger is travelling NZ in a giant ultra-luxury motorhome.

road tests

Goodbye Hyundai i45 - welcome back Sonata

Hyundai's Sonata nameplate is back, the revived badging gracing the flanks of this seventh-generation medium-sized sedan from the Korean manufacturer.

Hyundai new new seventh-generation medium-sized sedan was once the Sonata and then i45, but is now Sonata again.

The car that has almost everything

It appears that one third of a million dollars can buy love.

Suzuki Swift Sport

Swift still NZ's top mini gallery

It is easy to understand why the darling of the mini-car set in NZ as just completed a decade at the top of its class.

bikes

A more civilised Ducati Monster

2015 Monster: The most mature, refined, rider-friendly and powerful Monster created.

Once raw-boned and rorty, Ducati's latest has gained range, refinement and rider-friendliness.

Bids hover over restored pre-war bike

A Vincent is always to be celebrated but this 1939 Series-A Rapide is one with a story worth telling.

Deus Bully.

Custom motorcycle maker loses money on all models

They're custom-built motorcycles for stars like Orlando Bloom, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen but the company loses money on each one.

shows

Yank tanks on track to thrill

Vroom vroom: Moonshine Rod and Custom Club members Dean Somerville, Mike Simons and Brian Armstrong with a yellow 1937 Chevrolet sedan, a Harley Davidson Road King and a 1949 Ford F1 truck.

Trentham race course will humming with the sounds of different horses this weekend.

Drivers burn up Meremere track

It's New Zealand's answer to The Fast and the Furious, and any racer who fancied themselves in the same league as Vin Diesel could take to the track.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show.

Hyundai hints at future ute

The one glaring omission from Hyundai's product portfolio is a ute. But now there's a very strong hint that this gap may soon be filled.

customs & classics

Making sparks fly gallery

Andrew Larsen has the only remaining Leyland P76 from the Benson and Hedges 1000 series.

Sole surviving Leyland P76 racer from NZ's B and H 1000 series still making sparks fly as it powers into its fifth decade of racing.

Car collectors seek one-off models in quest for exclusivity

The desire to own something that is one-off appears to be on the increase in the car collecting scene.

Ian Price, right, and step-son Matthew with Ian's Daimler SP250 (Dart) and Daimler 250.

Driven to restore Daimlers

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

Video

Top Gear changing channels in NZ

Top Gear's controversial visit to Patagonia will spearhead a new series of the widely popular motoring show as it starts life on a different New Zealand channel from next month.

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American muscle car but just how much do you think you know about them?

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Know your Fords

Motorsport

Minimum outlay; maximum excitement

READY TO ROLL: Timaru’s Tim Dossett, Francis Spencer, Chris Dunn and Andrew Kitching show off what is possible in the 2K Cup with $2000 and a desire to race.

5:00 AM  Within 24 hours of hearing about 2K racing, Timaru's Andrew Kitching was committing to buying a car he'd never even seen.

Kelly swaps Porsche for Firebird

5:00 AM  Christchurch driver steps out of trademark Porsche to compete at Highlands Festival of Speed this weekend.

Evans aiming to consolidate SuperTourers lead

Aussie F1 star eyes Lewis Hamilton's Top Gear record

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