Motoring

Johnny Moore: When Uncle Johnny taught his 9-year-old niece to drive

OPINION: Uncle Johnny gets all the fun (and none of the hard stuff).

Two crashes close both lanes of State Highway 1 north of Wellington

Two crashes and a fuel spill shut down large chunk of SH1 in both directions on Kapiti Coast.

Reduced ACC levies on vehicles welcomed, rubbished

Reduced ACC levies on cars welcomed by AA but rubbished by Labour as political move.

The sod has been turned to kick off the construction of the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway

The sod has been turned to mark the start off the Puhoi to Wellsford Road.

Why the Peugeot 308 GTi is Our Top Hot Hatch of 2016

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

This device may allow a thief to steal your car

A device that lets thieves steal cars that use key fobs has been identified by a watchdog group in the US.

Snegobolotohod is a beast of a rescue truck

Russia's river warrior vehicle saves those who fall through the ice.

New Impreza will set the platform for future Subarus

A brand-new Subaru Impreza is set to arrive in February but numbers are limited.

For drivers, drowsiness is as risky as drunkenness - US study

You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel.

BMW uses remote locking to trap car thief

A suspect in a US car theft had a rude awakening when the car he allegedly stole seemed to take on a life of its own.

Mercedes-Benz G-Professional pickup is gob-smacking off-road

Forgotten that the G-wagen is a heavy-duty off-roader? The G-Professional is here to remind you.

Crash on SH1 blocking one lane out of Wellington

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

Mercedes-Benz E-class wins New Zealand Car of the Year

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

Crash at Johnsonville off-ramp causing delays for capital commuters

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

Why the Suzuki Vitara is the Top Small SUV of 2016

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

Ural Sahara: Third wheel will get you noticed

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

Holden reveals first pictures of the next-generation Commodore

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

Superlight sportsbikes and affordable ADVs star at Milan show

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

Still plenty of life left in Honda's CBR600RR

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

No $630 million expressway in Wellington region's stocking this Christmas

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

Major delays for motorists following crash on SH1 north of Wellington

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

The recycled road: Parts of new Kapiti expressway filled with polystyrene

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

We look at ways to fix Warkworth's infamous Hill Street intersection

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

'The risk is fruitless' - police urge no passing on alternate SH1

Police urge motorists to take care on the challenging road

Why the Porsche 718 Boxster is Our Top Roadster of 2016

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

BMW seeks to be 'coolest' ride-hailing firm with autonomous car

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

Train Derailment damages 97 new BMW SUVs

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

'No way they were going to survive': Texas sinkhole swallows two cars, killing a sheriff's deputy

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

Vehicles crash in slow motion on icy Montreal road

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

Driverless cars scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars

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

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

Jaguar Smart Cones start their Kiwi tour

Computer-controlled cones will test Kiwi drivers' reactions.

New garage a showcase for South Canterbury transport history

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

Truck blocking Wellington northbound traffic on SH1 now clear

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

Why the Toyota Corolla hybrid is the top green car of 2016

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

East West Link should be delayed, says Auckland Council planning committee

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

Police urge caution on Rimutaka Hill Rd after multiple crashes

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

McLaren driver Barry Leigh Fitzgerald a no-show in Queenstown court

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

The five most awesome Mercedes-AMG cars ever made

Mercedes' AMG arm has ticked up quite a number of seriously good performance cars over the past 45 years.

Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

Apple wades into self-driving car debate as it declares it is excited about the potential for automated transportation.

Toyota teases 2018 Camry

Japanese brand reveals first details of next-generation family sedan

Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV prototype takes a public bow

Luxury British car maker releases first pics of prototype.

Australia man caught drink driving motorised chilly bin

Aussie man caught riding a motorised chilly bin while drunk has his licence cancelled. But he's not the first...

Sales top $1 million in Roy Savage classic car auction

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

Two buses burnt out on edge of Sydney Airport

Two buses have been destroyed by fire in the long-term car park in Sydney Airport.

McLaren driver charged after crashing $20m car

A man who crashed a McLaren F1 sports car valued at an estimated $20m faces careless driving charges.

Why the Jaguar F-Pace is the top Luxury SUV of 2016

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

Records fall as New Zealand's new vehicle sales accelerate

All sorts of records are falling as the new vehicle sales rush towards the end of the calendar year.

The crash that McLaren tried to cover up

They weren't so keen on the publicity when a $20m F1 crashed on Saturday.
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