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Sod turned on Huntly expressway

Transport minister Simon Bridges and Whatumoana Paki, Maori King Tuheitia's son, turned the first sod on the Huntly Expressway project on Friday morning.

Transport minister Simon Bridges has turned the first sod on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA will use high tech units on trial bikes to measure driver behaviour around cyclists.

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

Driveway car wash ban

27082015. News. Ashten Macdonald/Fairfax. Basil Vangellekom is planning to ignore Porirua City Councils bylaw banning residents washing their cars on concrete.

Porirua council says cars must be washed only on grass. But what if you don't have any?

Tech that targets how we drive

How about a smartphone app that tells motorists if an upcoming signal is about to change colour?

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

Upgrade of city's busiest roundabout starts

Work on Hamilton's Hillcrest roundabout, connecting State Highway 1, Morrinsville Road and the Hillcrest shopping centre, has begun.

Work on a $2.6 million upgrade of Hamilton's busiest roundabout has started.

Top golfer buys fifth fab Ferrari

Golfer Ian Poulter's collection of five fabulous Ferraris.

Life, it seems, can be pretty good for a professional golfer even when you are not winning.

Tug of war with tow truck video

Driver fights losing tow truck battle.

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

Honda changing the Civic

New British-built Honda Civic hatch range is going worldwide.

The 10th-generation Honda Civic is set to get a dramatic new look

Honda tweaks Accord

Honda's 2016 Accord sedan touring and Accord coupe touring.

Honda unveils more pictures of its 2016 Accord which is tipped to form the base of NZ's next single-body model from next year.

Peter Brock movie cast

Peter Brock with the Daytona he was racing in during the Targa West when he died after a crash.

Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock will have his life immortalised on television with a long-awaited movie confirmed.

Honda's SUV range expands gallery

Honda's new HR-V is launched in New Zealand.

Honda is poised to make a spectacular move into the rapidly-growing compact SUV market segment via the arrival of a new model called HR-V.

Fails that couldn't match the MX-5

Fiat Barchetta

Check out our list of those who have tried and failed to match the biggest selling sports car of all time.

Floyd Mayweather's new $7m ride

Boxer Floyd Mayweather poses with his $7m KoenigseggTrevita.

There are only two Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas in the world - and Floyd Mayweather has one of them.

Ultimate slot car track is up for grabs

Cars racing on the ultimate Scalextric track.

Every boy and dad's dream could come true in an August 30 auction.

SUVs dominate NZ car market

New Zealand is the fastest growth market for Volvo's SUVs.

SUVs have become the vehicle of choice for Kiwi families.

Knowing where you're going

These are our three units posed for the purposes of this story. In the right-hand bottom corner is the Navman Mivue LM, mounted in exactly the right place so that you obscure the least of the screen and still allow the forward-facing camera to do its valuable work. The other positions to our mind obscure too much of the road ahead.

I'll tell you right from the start GPS navigation systems are a marriage saver!

Jaguar lines up German trio gallery

The Jaguar XE is now available in New Zealand.

The Brits have declared motoring war on the Germans over who has the best compact executive sedan.

Mystery of the 'wrong' police cars

A Toyota police car on the beat in Pukekohe, Auckland. It is one of four prototypes supplied by the Japanese carmaker during the latest tendering process.

All police cars are Holdens, right? So what are these Toyotas doing?

Basin Reserve flyover killed off gallery video

A concept design of how the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look from Hania St in central Wellington

A bid to resurrect plans for a Basin Reserve flyover has been rejected by the High Court.

Bodyguard crashes boss' $2m supercar video

A man crashes his boss' uninsured £1m Pagani Zonda.

CCTV proves bodyguard initially lied about how he crashed his boss' $2m uninsured supercar.

Are fancy car options worth it?

Car buyers today are faced with a myriad of add-on features for new vehicles.

Whether it is fancy chrome wheels or a panoramic sunroof, auto buyers are inundated with choices. But which are the biggest wastes of money?

Hyundai teases new Elantra

Hyundai's new Elantra shows off its sleek lines.

South Korean brand gives a sneak peek at its new compact sedan.

Road trip should be electric

Despite expecting some hindrances, Martin Kane is determined to show what his electric car can do on a South Island road trip.

Martin Kane admits his electric-powered trip through the South Island could run flat at times.

Toyota extends Tianjin operations halt

A firefighter walks among damaged vehicles as smoke rises amid shipping containers at the site of the Tianjin, China, explosions on August 14, 2015.

Toyota's operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin to remain closed due to safety concerns after deadly chemical explosions in the area.

Loving the little MX-5 roadster

Mazda's Nobuhiro Yamamoto poses with the car he loves - a new MX-5 roadster.

Nobuhiro Yamamoto doesn't regard the Mazda MX-5 as his work - he also regards it as his hobby.

You haven't changed a bit

Twenty-five years apart, and they're both so much fun to drive.

Congratulations Mazda, and thank you for resisting the temptation to gild this perfect lily of a car, as it moves into its fourth generation.

Audi readies Tesla challenge

Audi's e-tron quattro concept previews the Q6 e-tron which will compete against the Tesla Model X.

Audi plans to challenge Tesla's dominance of the luxury electric vehicle market with an SUV.

The sportiest Mercedes C-Class ever gallery video

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe.

The new models keep coming from Mercedes-Benz with its performance offshoot revealing the sportiest C-Class ever - the AMG C63 Coupe.

Lexus revamps its best value sedan

The new ES gets an even more emphatic version of the Lexus brand's signature spindle grille.

More luxury, more safety, greater body rigidity and a stronger design identity all feature on the updated Lexus front-drive ES series which arrives here soon.

NZ to get limited edition WRX

Subaru has added a special edition blue to its WRX and BRZ models.

A "very small" run of Limited edition "Smurf blue" performance Subarus have been confirmed for the NZ market.

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