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Crash causes delays out of capital

A crash near the Johnsonville on-ramp closed SH1 out of Wellington for a time.

A crash on SH1 near the Johnsonville on-ramp is blocking one lane out of Wellington.

Here's the NZ Car of the Year

All-new E-class is the best car of 2016, say Motoring Writers Guild and the AA.

It's super-luxury, and hi-tech: A dash of the high life for the 2016 NZ Car of the Year.

SH1 crash causes delays

A crash is blocking the right northbound lane just after the Johnsonville off-ramp.

A crash near the Johnsonville off-ramp has been cleared but is still causing delays to commuters.

Our Top Small SUV of 2016 video

Turbo version has added extra fizz to Vitara this year. But we like the standard model as well.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Rude, rugged and retro

The Russian-made Ural Sahara sidecar motorcycle. Despite their antique look, the newer Urals feature Brembo disc brakes ...

Russian-made Ural Sahara looks like a beautifully preserved sidecar motorcycle, a barn find pulled from some remote Siberian grain silo.

This is the new Commodore

Flagship version of NG Commodore will have 230kW/370Nm V6 with all-wheel drive.

What do you think of the smooth-looking five-door liftback that is to be new Holden Commodore?

Spotlight on superlight sportsbikes

World MotoGP champion 2006 with Ducati, Casey Stoner, unveiled Superleggera with CEO Claudio Domenicali.

Superbikes are about to step into a new lightweight era judging by two recent unveilings.

Don't worry about this Honda's age

The CBR600RR has the same hunky MotoGP-inspired looks, and there's an even better looking black-and-white version ...

Reports of the imminent demise of the Honda CBR600RR have been exaggerated.

Route 66 - the road that hums a tune

On a desolate stretch of Route 66, between Albuquerque and Tijeras, the road plays 'America the Beautiful'.

But you need to be driving at 72kmh to hear it.

Rain grinches delay expressway

Traffic crossing the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

Christmas present of a $630m Kapiti motorway is dashed by a wet November.

Crash delays ease

Traffic backs up heading north through the Plimmerton roundabout after a crash on State Highway 1, north of Wellington

Congestion is starting to clear after a crash on SH1 at Mana.

The recycled road video

Moore said his company, Poly Palace, had already diverted enough polystyrene to fill an olympic swimming pool.

The new Kapiti expressway won't be all asphalt and painted lines, part of it will be polystyrene.

Solutions for nightmare intersection video

Erin Hearne believes his design is the end to all Hill Street congestion.

Could these be possible solutions to fix Warkworth's Hill Street intersection?

Passing on SH7 a 'fruitless' risk

Police are urging caution on the new inland route from Christchurch to Picton.

Police urge motorists to take care on the challenging road

Our Top Roadster of 2016

Four-pot power hasn't dulled the Boxster's character. We reckon it's more interesting than ever.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

BMW chases autonomous ride-hailing cool

Emblems of German luxury car maker BMW are pictured in a box at the BMW factory in Dingolfing near Munich.

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber.

Derailment damages 97 BMWs

A screen grab of wrecked BMW SUVs after they were aboard a train that derailed in the US.

Authorities say a train carrying BMWs from a US automaking plant in South Carolina has derailed and that 97 of the vehicles were damaged.

Driver training programme starts at Manfeild

Feilding High School student Isabel Richardson, 16, celebrates achieving her llearner licence. From left, VTNZ ...

Steering Aotearoa aims to get students a learner or restricted licence before they enter the workforce.

'No way they were going to survive'

A deadly sinkhole in an industrial part of San Antonio swallowed two cars Sunday evening.

Deadly sinkhole swallows two cars, killing one person and nearly trapping another.

Vehicles crash in slow motion

City buses, police vehicle and salt truck collide on slippery roads in Montreal, Canada.

It was a slow speed demolition derby as ice created havoc at an intersection in Montreal, Canada.

No money? Here's a BMW video

BMW will write off A$50m in loans that it should never have made.

Australians with no disposable income were misled into thinking they could afford a luxury car.

Driverless cars towing others

A Nissan Leaf with no one inside pulls a trailer with three other Leafs on it, during a demonstration of the automaker's ...

Nissan testing self-driving cars that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships.

Wrong way driver hands in licence video

An elderly woman driver heads the wrong way along a motorway in the UK.

An elderly driver has handed in her licence after being filmed driving the wrong way on a motorway in the UK.

Smart Cones on Kiwi tour

Smart Cones test both driver and car as they illuminate randomly to create a course.

Computer-controlled cones will test Kiwi drivers' reactions.

Truck club shows off garage video

Bruce Anderson climbs aboard a truck identical to one he drove years ago at the clubs recently finished garage.

A museum showing the visual history of South Canterbury will be unveiled to the public next year.

Truck cleared from SH1

Truck blocking the right-hand lane just before the Ngauranga interchange on Monday evening.

A broken-down truck has been cleared after causing delays for commuters leaving Wellington.

Our Top Green Car of 2016 video

There's very little to identify the hybrid version of the Corolla from the outside. That's kind of the point.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Council wants East West Link delayed

Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett says NZTA needs to keep its East West Link promise.

The Auckland Council planning committee has requested further delays to the controversial multi-million dollar roading project.

Warning for Rimutaka Hill

Poor visibility is wreaking havoc on Rimutaka Hill Rd.

Multiple crashes due to poor visibility prompt police to issue warning to motorists.

$20m supercar had crashed before video

A McLaren F1 crashed on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Rd at Closeburn on Saturday December 3.

The driver of a McLaren supercar that crashed on a NZ road was not at court on Monday.

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