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Police put brakes on 'vape sesh'

Police investigate the scene where a stolen vehicle was driven through a fence into a house in Cresent St, Richmond ...

4 min ago  Nelson boy racer "vape sesh" ends with crashes, tickets and charges after police operation.

1000kms in a hot Mercedes

The C 63 S looks understated, but the coupe version isn't nearly as shy about its performance potential.

11:48 AM  The C 63 S coupe makes a welcome return to our showrooms, and is more stunning than ever.

Number plate theft on the rise

Over the past five years number plate theft has jumped from 4079 to 5673 in New Zealand.

Criminals are out to poach your licence plate … and boy, is it a hassle to get them replaced.

Rolls' murky past revealed

British, US and Brazilian documents show that Rolls was conducting criminal acts in a dozen countries, from Azerbaijan ...

Rolls-Royce bribed its way around the world with a series of shadowy backhanders.

Driverless solution for jams

New players such as Google are entering the world of cars as software overtakes traditional manufacturing methods.

The perennial question of how to transform Auckland's traffic may need a very futuristic answer: driverless cars.

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Belt up, police say

Police warn of the dangers of not wearing seatbelts.

When police pulled over a vehicle they found 13 people inside, with just two wearing seatbelts.

Steering us toward a future without drivers

Are you ready for driverless cars, like this Volvo XC90?

OPINION: We've been warned that autonomous vehicles are coming - ready or not - and we'd better embrace the future.

Families call for driver tests

Karen Rutherford's road to recovery has been long.

Victims families set to take petition to parliament to push for foreign driver testing.

'Did you just give me the finger?'

A friendly wave or an apologetic wave may be misconstrued - but some gestures require no translation.

OPINION: New Zealanders are shocking drivers. Trust me – I can tell you some stories. We already wave 'thank you' when someone lets us in; now we need a wave of apology.

NZ drivers told to shape up gallery video

Since moving from Germany to Auckland, Catrina Kuehler has learned a few driving tips from New Zealanders, and shared a ...

Kiwi drivers are notoriously bad, we're told – so we asked foreign-born NZers for five tips on how we can drive better.

'Raise speeding fines'

Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Dave Cliff said the current rate of fines were not enough of a deterrent for some ...

Speed cameras bring in $1m of fines, each, a year, but one of NZ's top cops says they must be higher.

Kia's hybrid-SUV tonic video

Niro hybrid is based on an all-new eco-car platform, designed from the ground up to carry batteries.

New crossover from Korea aims to be small-SUV first, hybrid second. If you want one, tell Kia NZ now.

Scrambler revival party grows

Toaster tank, floating headlight, retro front suspension, and minimal seat in brown suede: tasty details.

The RnineT Scrambler will sell on looks alone. But there's substance to go with the style.

Electric buses roll out

Two E-Buses will join Auckland Transport's fleet later this year.

Two E-Buses to join Auckland Transport's fleet in bid to combat climate change.

Beach rescuer: 'They could have died'

The jacket, keys and phone charger found after a car flipped and sank in Wellington Harbour.

The car flipped into Wellington Harbour, and two young men crawled out through a broken windscreen. Now, their rescuer wants to find them.

Paddon's 'shock' at death

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Kiwi Hayden Paddon has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo rally after the death of a spectator.

Rolls-Royce dodges conviction video

A man looks into a Rolls Royce engine.

Despite a heavy fine for corruption and bribery and a dent to its reputation, Rolls-Royce has been spared criminal conviction.

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Police put brakes on 'vape sesh'

Police investigate the scene where a stolen vehicle was driven through a fence into a house in Cresent St, Richmond ...

3 min ago  Nelson boy racer "vape sesh" ends with crashes, tickets and charges after police operation.

Belt up, police say

12:04 PM  When police pulled over a vehicle they found 13 people inside, with just two wearing seatbelts.

Number plate theft on the rise

Rolls' murky past revealed

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

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

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

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

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

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

lifestyle vehicles

Kia's hybrid-SUV tonic video

Niro hybrid is based on an all-new eco-car platform, designed from the ground up to carry batteries.

New crossover from Korea aims to be small-SUV first, hybrid second. If you want one, tell Kia NZ now.

Inside a $490,000 Rolls-Royce video

There's luxury, and then there's extreme luxury.

Did someone say luxury? This is the closest most of us will get to inside a Rolls-Royce Ghost (sadly).

Holden's lighter brigade

New Astra sedan has dropped over 100kg compared with the Cruze it replaces.

How new Holden models are benefiting from hi-tech weight-loss strategies.

China's King of the Road - SUV

Geely Auto's SUV model Emgrand GS at the Auto China 2016 show in Beijing, China.

Drivers shun boring sedan as four of every 10 passenger vehicles sold in the country are SUVs.

road tests

A diesel Bentley you say? video

The Bentley Bentayga, now available with diesel power.

Once, even the idea of a diesel Bentley would have been greeted with angry harrumphs.

Volcanic 4WD adventure

The Ranger has received a number of improvements including upgrades to its powertrain.

We take a Ford Ranger into countryside with a violent volcanic past.

Renault's Koleos deserves better

The Renault Koleos, showing off its distinctive frontal styling.

This Renault stands in the shadow of its better-known Nissan cousin.

Big cat takes on Corvette video

Head-to-head: The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport v Jaguar's F-Type SVR.

Which of these sports cars is worth your money?

bikes

Scrambler revival party grows

Toaster tank, floating headlight, retro front suspension, and minimal seat in brown suede: tasty details.

The RnineT Scrambler will sell on looks alone. But there's substance to go with the style.

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

Watch: Biker films hit and run video

The biker escapes being run over by an oncoming car.

A car drives away after causing an accident, but there is a happy ending to this.

Speed camera loophole

The AA says all fixed speed cameras should be able to take photos of vehicles travelling away from them.

How some motorbikes manage to get away with speeding, when cars don't.

shows

Gear up for the Kumeu Car Show

Expect to see over 4000 more cars like this 1930 Studebaker at The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival will be full throttle.

Lego Batmobile - as cool as it sounds video

The Lego Batmobile took 222 hours to design.

It comes in 12 shades of black, cause... Batman.

Auto show concepts: hit or miss?

The I.D. Buzz seats up to eight and lets the driver's seat face the rear when the minivan is in self-driving mode.

The future of motoring or consigned to the dustbin? A look at the some of the concept vehicles on display in Detroit.

Detroit show stars coming to NZ

Q8 concept (front) points to Audi's new flagship SUV. New SQ5 (rear) eschews previous car's diesel power... for now.

America's first big car show of the year leads the news. New models for NZ will follow.

customs & classics

'Mate, get out of my car'

Keith Millar is stoked to have his Holden 1970 HG Kingswood back after it was stolen last weekend.

Keith Millar took matters into his own hands to get his rare Holden Kingswood back.

Irreplaceable cars stolen

Keith Millar's 1970 Holden HG Kingswood was stolen from a rural Te Kauwhata property.

​The owner of two stolen Holden cars is desperate to get them back.

Rare car could identify thieves

John Ellice identifies what he believes burglars used to break into his workshop just outside of New Plymouth.

"They are really in demand if you can get them."

2017's big auto milestones

The iconic McLaren F1 turns 25 in 2017.

There are plenty of reasons to be partying in the new year for car lovers.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Bathurst cars and stars for NZ

Former Bathhurst 1000 race winners Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards (R) with the Peter Brock Trophy. Hampton Downs ...

11:33 AM  Hampton Downs will continue its hero worship theme by inviting the best from Bathurst.

Ogier wins Monte Carlo Rally

Frenchman claims fourth straight victory in rally marred by tragedy after Hayden Paddon hit and killed a spectator.

Frustrating round for Leitch

Dutch teenager retains lead

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Paddon's 'shock' at death

Kiwi Hayden Paddon has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo rally after the death of a spectator.

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