Motoring

Hitting the highway for Edgecumbe

Tauranga Weekend Riders gathered this morning to lead hundreds of motorcyclists on the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride. Their goal: to raise money for those still dealing with the fallout from last month's flood, including those still cleaning...... Read More

Button penalised 15-spots at Monaco GP

Jenson Button is set to start last for what could be his final Formula One race after being hit with a 15-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix. Button, 37, is back on the grid in Monte Carlo this weekend after Fernando Alonso's decision...... Read More

Govt must halt scrapping of electric trains

Simon Bridges needs to immediately halt plans to scrap New Zealand's electric freight trains following the release of KiwiRail reports raising major concerns about the diesel trains the State Owned Enterprise intends to buy, the Green Party said today. Documents...... Read More

Natzke ready to set Europe ablaze

Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win in Latvia over the weekend. The 18-year-old and his KTM250F set the 12th-fastest time in Saturday's practice at the...... Read More

Campbell preparing for Goldrush

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has left round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the International Rally of Whangarei, disappointed to have retired while showing strong speed.  Campbell had originally planned...... Read More

Calls to keep 90km/h speed rule

The Road Transport Forum is appealing to keep the speed limit for trucks and light vehicles towing trailers at 90km/h. Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has reiterated the industry’s position that the speed limit for trucks and light vehicles...... Read More

Road opened for 110km/h speed limits

The transport authority has drafted a proposal to allow some of the country's highways to have speed limits of 110km/h for the first time. In a draft report, the NZTA has proposed changing the way authorities set limits, including allowing some of...... Read More

Quad bike rider struck by train

A rescue helicopter has been called to Benner Road at Pongakawa after a Person riding a quad bike was struck by a train this afternoon. Emergency service are at the scene, believed to be near the intersection of SH2 and Benner Road near the turn off...... Read More

Rally team crashes out

An Auckland rally team crashed out of the weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei after a promising start. Flat Bush-based Matt Jensen (Maddy J) and co-driver Kieran Anstis were on the pace during the opening stages sitting seventh overall...... Read More

Favoured Cambridge to Piarere route announced

Analysis and public consultation has led to a favoured route emerging for State Highway 1 between Cambridge and Piarere, but more investigation and final approval is still needed. The NZ Transport Agency says the project team and stakeholders favour...... Read More