NZ wine high on Top Gear team's demands

An extensive three-page list of backstage luxuries demanded by Jeremy Clarkson and his co-presenters at Top Gear Live has been revealed.

New Zealand wine features prominently on a list of backstage luxuries demanded by Top Gear presenters.

Auckland ranked 41st most congested city


In a survey of 218 cities in 36 countries, vehicle navigation firm TomTom finds Auckland to be the world's 41st most congested city.

Council cans trial

Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. Traffic. generic

Matamata Piako District Council bows to public pressure and cuts short latest median strip trial.

Honda unveils new sports car video

Honda Motors announces new sports car S660.

Honda has unveiled a new sports car model to a large crowd of fans at its headquarters in Tokyo.

Mahindra to be next big thing in NZ motoring

Pravin Shah, the CEO of Mahindra's automotive division, with the company's XUV500 crossover vehicle.

The next big wave in affordable new vehicles in New Zealand is likely to come at us from another direction.

Deadly danger on Hobbit highway

Some Rangitanuku Rd residents want more arrows drawn on the road to help foreign drivers stay on the right side.

Residents of a rural Waikato road fear dodgy GPS directions to Hobbiton are endangering lives.

Expressway given seal of approval

Men at work: Road seal goes down on a section of the new Kapiti Expressway.

The biggest road to be built through the Kapiti Coast for decades is beginning to look like, well, a road.

Death threat against BBC boss over Clarkson sacking

Police investigating a death threat against BBC Director-General, Tony Hall.

Death threat claim against BBC boss on the day he dropped Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear motoring show.

Screening urged for foreign drivers

Mel Pipson and her sons Sean, 10, and Cody, 9, speak to the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee about keeping people safe on the road. Sean and Cody's father was killed by a foreign driver.

A call for a better system to screen foreign drivers could be key to minimising deadly crashes on New Zealand roads - the head of the Road Transport Forum says.

Hello pork pies

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

Towies to keep traffic flowing

NZTA says having a tow truck close at hand should make rush hour more bearable for motorists. Until now tow trucks were dispatched by police only after they had assessed the situation.

An emergency tow truck will be stationed next to Wellington's urban motorway to reduce the gridlock.

Russian Army TV offers Jeremy Clarkson a job

Job offer: Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has apparently been offered a job with a Russian television show.

A Russian Army television station is offering sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson a job hosting its version of the popular car show.

New Ford system reads speed signs, slows car

Ford hopes to help drivers avoid speeding fines.

Ford unveils new technology that watches for speed zones and prevents you from breaking the limit.

James May to quit Top Gear for teaching?

The Top Gear presenting team of Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May before Clarkson's axing.

Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is being backed by his co-hosts, with James May musing he may "go back to normal life".

Messerschmitt is all car even with wings and tailfin

Dave Blackmore's Messerschmitt KR200 bubble car is for sale on Trade Me.

Fancy owning your own Messerschmitt?

Top Gear producer cops abuse video

Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

Man at the centre of "fracas" that led to dumping of Jeremy Clarkson is attacked online.

It's slow going on Auckland's roads video

25032015 Newsphoto. Simon Maude/Fairfax NZ. Onewa Rd traffic, Northcote, Auckland.

Auckland’s traffic is nightmarish at the best of times. Throw in road works, and a journey to work takes on epic proportions.

Jeremy Clarkson may face assault charge after Top Gear axing video

British police have now confirmed they are looking into incident between Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson and one of the show's producers.

Jeremy Clarkson is now facing a possible criminal investigation after police ask to see BBC report.

Safety of Kapiti roundabout queried video

TIPPED OVER: A large truck rolled onto its side on the Otaihanga roundabout north of Paraparaumu.

Questions are being raised about a Kapiti roundabout,where four trucks have tipped over in the past year.

Sinkhole swallows and spits out bus video

Passengers on a bus in Brazil fled the vehicle moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole and then spat out into a nearby flooded river.

Passengers on a bus in Brazil fled the vehicle moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole and then spat out into a nearby flooded river.

Highway art planned

MOVING MAMMALS: An impression of Whale Song the type of sculpture that could grace Transmission Gully.

The man who sank a frigate in Cook Strait wants to create a $12 million highway of sculptural significance.

Clarkson a victim of his own behaviour

There can be no question, Jeremy Clarkson alone stands as the architect of his own downfall.

OPINION: The Top Gear host has finally fallen victim to his own misbehaviour and been stood down.

What the BBC said about Jeremy Clarkson

BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, releases a statement that he has decided not to renew Jeremy Clarkson's BBC contract with 'great regret'.

This is the full text of the BBC statement on the Jeremy Clarkson investigation:

Jeremy Clarkson's road to ruin on Top Gear

Axed: Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

Jeremy Clarkson has long paved a contentious path as a host on Top Gear.

Jaguar reveals new XF with high-wire driving stunt video

Jaguar unveils its new XF before its official debut at the New York motor show.

Jaguar reveals its all-new XF with a spectacular high-wire stunt over London's Canary Wharf.

SH57 blackspots a concern


There are concerns a stretch of Horowhenua highway is dangerous following two recent crashes.

Jeremy Clarkson to be axed, but Top Gear to stay

Time for a new job: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked.

Jeremy Clarkson is set to be axed, but the BBC to motor on with Top Gear with DJ Chris Evans lined up as replacement.

Fears of ferry traffic snarls

TAILBACK: A row of cars leave a ferry in Picton. Two larger ferries that will be sailing the Cook Strait this year could create traffic congestion.

The arrival of new Cook Strait ferries with greater vehicle capacity has the potential to create traffic problems, says MP Stuart Smith.

Snoop Dogg barks his support for Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

US rapper Snoop Dogg has come out in support of Jeremy Clarkson, calling for the British public to boycott the BBC if he is fired from Top Gear.

Sitting in the BBC doghouse, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has found an unlikely ally in Snoop Dogg.

Foreign drivers more likely to crash


Overseas drivers are involved in serious crashes at nine times the rate they show up on NZ roads during the tourist season.

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