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Fake signs for Kapiti expressway video

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Protestor Nick Fisher (in yellow jacket) from the Expressway noise action group ...

Sleep-deprived locals fight back against the trucks rumbling past their bedroom windows.

Parking firm fires back in ticket row

Wellington pharmacist Ant Simon believes his family has been treated harshly by a parking enforcement company over an ...

Wellington firm denies harassment claim, and says complaints are "insulting".

Don't push the button video

Have you ever felt like pushing the button at a pedestrian crossing doesn't do anything? You're probably right - signals ...

Ever wondered why it takes so long to cross the road? It might be because the pedestrian crossing button doesn't do anything.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel ban

Porsche Cayenne diesel has been dragged into the VW emissions scandal.

Emission cheating device suspected in Porsche SUV.

Fire destroys just bought Ferrari

The destroyed Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

A "sporty motor" has been burnt to a crisp within a hour of its new owner picking it up in the UK.

Growth gobbles up rural roads

Roadworks on Hamilton's Kay Road are a blessing in that they slow drivers down, resident Sian Wilson says.

Residents are asking Hamilton City Council for footpaths and lower speed limits on what were once rural roads.

Bike paths a 'war zone'

E-bikes are encouraging people to get on their bikes, but there's debate over use in the cycle lanes.

E-bikes are going off, but cyclists say they can be a nuisance in cycle lanes.

Passenger flies in horror crash video

A pillion passenger flies through the air after a rear-end motorcycle crash in Singapore.

Graphic content; A pillion passenger has taken a horrifying 20m flight through the air in a motorcycle crash on a Singapore highway.

Cambridge plus in car charging unit

BMW i3 was designed as an electric car. Pure-battery version does 200km on a charge.

Latest electric car charging station up and running in Waipa.

341kmh McLaren unveiled in NZ

The McLaren 720S supercar which is now available in New Zealand.

New Zealand's supercar grid has a new entrant in the shape of a road-going rocket from McLaren.

The quietest Rolls-Royce video

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Rolls-Royce unveils its new Phantom which it claims is the most silent motor car in the world.

Funky car's connectivity clanger

C-HR surely one of Toyota's most youth-oriented efforts. One of the better-handling ones, too.

The C-HR is turbo-powered and funky-looking, so what's not to like? It could be more cellphone-friendly.

Virtual dirt for new ute

The facelifted and more powerful Isuzu D-Max LS ute.

Forget the flash-Harry add-ons, Isuzu's D-Max is a ute that presents itself more for its sheer ability than for its looks.

Power to the people

Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest shows off the newest addition to the company fleet, an all-electric ...

A lines company is letting residents take a spin in its new electric car.

Premium fuel price called into question

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Petrol price sign at BP2go Haven Road.

AA says petrol companies' failure to display premium fuel prices leads to price gouging.

Beach snaps for driver crack-down

"Four-wheel-drivers are doing donuts, going up into sand dunes they're not allowed in and driving in an unsafe manner, ...

Auckland police will install hidden cameras on a popular west coast beach.

Rail is the answer - Greens video

A new slip fell on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road last weekend.

The Green Party proposes a twice-daily passenger train as a Manawatu Gorge alternative.

Crash causing delays on SH1

Traffic was banked up between Churton Park and Tawa on State Highway 1 north of Wellington after the crash.

Two people treated for injuries after highway crash north of Wellington.

Highway move to make Kaikoura safer

The proposed road realignment will come out opposite the Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park.

A deviation to State Highway 1 is planned to help manage safety and traffic at Kaikoura's busiest intersection.

Ferrari offers 15-year warranty

Ferrari now offers up to 15 years of warranty coverage on its models.

Paid a fortune to buy a Ferrari? Well here's some peace of mind.

Elon Musk shows off car elevator video

Elon Musk is founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla.

It's the first sign of his ambitious plan to create underground tunnels that will ease traffic flow.

Wilson's at it again

More people have been ticketed by Wilson Parking for parking in a free Wellington car park.

Parking giant caught out as more unhappy motorists come forward.

Oil's slow death by electrification video

In Britain and France they will start to see charging outlets appearing rapidly as they have in Norway

OPINION: There's an earthquake in the energy world, and the ones shaking most are the oil barons.

Caught on camera: Tesla keyed video

The driver gets out of his truck.

Someone's not a fan of the electric car revolution.

Truck rams police car video

The police car gets shunted out of the way while a policeman tries to chase down the truck.

Police had no answer in China when this truck driver decided he didn't want his vehicle inspected.

VW: Cooperation 'common' video

VW: "It is quite common for car manufacturers all over the world to engage in an exchange on technical issues in order ...

German car giant tries to head off criticism after reports of possible collusion with other auto makers.

'Pet projects' favoured over Hill Street

The Fix Hill Street Now Action Group get more than 9000 petitions signed.

The Hill St intersection has been thrown onto the same heap as Penlink, action group says.

Ducati celebrates racing legacy

Rear view of the 1299 Panigale Final Edition.

1299 Panigale R Final Edition shares with the SL Ducati's most powerful, road-legal, twin-cylinder engine.

Ford 'misled customers on faults'

The company faces legal action for refusing to give refunds or replacement vehicles on faulty cars.

Australian arm of auto giant faces legal action after claims it wrongly blamed drivers of faulty cars.

The future is electric cars? video

A key obstacle to making electric cars popular is the amount of time it takes to recharge, and a lack of charging stations.

The UK plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, what's the cost of going electric?

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