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Basin Reserve flyover bid turned down

Basin Reserve flyover

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

New hybrid leads Nissan Pathfinder lineup

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

If you were wondering why the new Pathfinder doesn't have a diesel option, now you know.

Basin Flyover draft decision due today

Basin Reserve flyover

Fate of Basin Reserve flyover will become much clearer today, as board of inquiry releases draft decision.

Most popular 'American-built' cars

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Royal Enfield's retro 500 has familiar vibe

Royal Enfield Classic 500.

Simplicity rules with the time machine that is Royal Enfield's classic single.

Audi A3 e-tron the forerunner

Audi A3 e-tron

Change the world - not your everyday. That's the mantra behind introduction of a fleet of plug-in hybrid versions of Audi vehicles.

'Duped' solo mum given free car

Kerryn Hailwood

Good samaritans offer money and a car to woman 'duped' into buying an unwarrantable car.

MG wins best ride

norman bunt

Classic car buff Norman Bunt loves converting petrol into pleasure.

New Mazda2 city car officially revealed

Mazda2

Japanese brand releases official images of critical new city car.

New Ford Mustang to produce less power than a Falcon

Ford Mustang burnout

Ford Australia looked to have one-upped their American colleagues on paper.

Lexus confirms radical coupe's production

Lexus LF-LC luxury hybrid concept

Lexus has confirmed its radical LF-LC coupe will enter production.

Mum left in lurch with a rust bucket

 Kerryn Hailwood

Solo mum with special-needs sons distraught after buying rust-riddled car with speedo wound back.

Aston Martin unveils its fastest roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin has revealed its fastest and quickest-ever accelerating roadster.

Limited edition Quattraporte luxury run

Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition

Maserati reveals limited edition Quattroporte in collaboration with luxury Italian fashion house.

Nissan GT-R: Not as fast as you think?

Nissan GT-R

Short of going to great lengths, the Nissan GT-R’s performance times are considered largely unachievable.

New Ferrari's racing stripe costs NZ$18,200

Ferrari 458 Speciale

A racing stripe option on the new Ferrari 458 Speciale costs more than what many Kiwis would spend on a car.

Bridge widening, barriers in the name of road safety

timaru driver safety timaru boys high school

One of New Zealand's most dangerous roads is set to receive a $60 million makeover.

Mustangs, Maseratis among show's big motors

CRC Speedshow

Mustangs and Maseratis are among the well known motors to take centre stage at Auckland's annual Speedshow.

Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids

Toyota Sienna strap

The newest Sienna minivan has a feature that helps keeps your kids in line.

Toyota sets Nurburgring's slowest lap record

Toyota Prius

Toyota has set an electrifying new lap record around the torturous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Video: Man run over after argument

Man run over argument

Dashboard camera captures a driver running over another after an argument.

Sydney's worst driver ignores 76-year driving ban

Australian police

An elderly Australian man continues to get behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2090.

Bus driver sacked for reading on the road

Bus

A burly bearded bookworm bus driver has been sacked for reading on the job in Istanbul.

New Ferraris to prance in NZ

Ferrari

Kiwi fans of the Prancing Horse have two reasons to rejoice over the next fortnight.

How to sell a crap car

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Hack a Tesla Model S, win $10,000

Tesla Model S

Technology conference puts a bounty on Tesla Model S.

94-year-old wins new car he can't drive

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's too old to drive it.

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's past driving it.

NZ market misses out on Nissan safety feature

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan criticised for not offering Kiwi drivers a safety feature that's sold on cars in Europe.

Most powerful S-Class Merc is not its quickest

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Flagship V12-powered version of new S-Class Coupe is the most powerful, but not the quickest.

Lone South Island custom entry at Speedshow

Mark Stead's hand-crafted cab-over custom truck is the lone South Island entry in the custom show at the CRC Speedshow in Auckland.

Mark Stead's mean and green cab over custom truck is the only South Island custom show entry at Auckland's CRC Speedshow.

VW unveils eighth generation Passat

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

When helmeted Moto3 riders come to blows

mOTORBIKE FIGHT

Is this Daft Punk's Oasis moment? No, it's the extraordinary sight of Dutch motorcycling compatriots coming to blows on the track.

Man jumps over supercar travelling at 130 kmh

A Swedish daredevil has performed the classic

A Swedish daredevil has performed the classic "don't try this at home'' stunt.

Dodge Challenger lifts muscle car bar

Dodge ups bragging rights in the modern muscle car era with a Challenger SRT Hellcat blasting a ¼-mile run in 10.8 secs.

Dodge ups bragging rights in the modern muscle car era with a Challenger SRT Hellcat blasting a ¼-mile run in 10.8 secs.

Alpine road drivers concern police

Police

Foreign drivers with no experience of alpine conditions are being kept under close watch.

Snap: no escaping hi-tech speed camera

Speed camera

Ngauranga Gorge's new state-of-the art speed cameras went live today, in a nationwide first.

Jaguar brings Gran Turismo to the road

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Quake city bidder wins mayoral limo

mayoral limo

Christchurch's mayoral limousine has sold for just over $32,000.

Triumph bakes an American pie

Triumph Thunderbird LT

A great British brand creates American style from a parallel motorcycling universe.

Sir Stirling Moss and the Maserati 250F

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Top Gear's crash stunt site choice back fires

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson.

Motoring show Top Gear is embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

Harley-Davidson recalls bikes over ABS trouble

Harley-Davidson logo.

More than 65,000 motorcycles recalled overseas after brake issues.

Ford teases with new Falcon pic

New Ford Falcon teaser image.

Ford has taken to social media to tease the first official image of its new Falcon, due later this year.

Wellington 'chop shop' busted

brooklyn chop shop

Six men arrested after an alleged "chop shop" found in a Wellington suburb.

Trailer crash tips huge load and truck

As crashes go this is a really dolly.

As crashes go this is a really dolly.

Grand Prix pays high price for football goal-fest

Nico Rosberg

Discount offered for premium German F1 Grand Prix tickets on a goals scored basis costs organisers a bomb.

Cyclist's view of a head-on hit-and-run

Cyclist's view of a head-on crash

Handlebar mounted camera captures a cyclist's view of a hit-and-run head-on collision with a car.

AA targets parents over children's restricted licences

Parents targeted over children's restricted licences

AA goes online to remind parents not to turn a blind eye to their children breaching restricted licence conditions.

Petrol prices fall as kiwi strengthens

petrol pump

Petrol and diesel prices dropped this morning as the NZ dollar continues to strengthen.

Rolls-Royce sales soar worldwide

Rolls-Royce

They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess and they are more popular than ever before.
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