Motoring

Dunedin drivers to prepare for icy roads

Dunedin may be known for its warm hospitality, but it's a chilly greeting received by motorists in the city today. Police is advising drivers to take extra precautions with ice on the roads in the hill surburbs, and also in the city. "Icy...... Read More

New Zealanders are anxious drivers - study

Two-thirds of New Zealanders feel anxiety while driving a vehicle, a new study has found. The research, conducted by Massey University, surveyed more than 400 New Zealand drivers between the ages of 18 to 87, with 52 percent reporting mild anxiety. A...... Read More

Fatal crash near Mount Aspiring

One person has died following a serious crash in the Wanaka-Mt Aspiring area. A police media spokesperson says he crash happened this morning. "The crash happened about eight kilometres past the access road to the Treble Cone ski area. "Police...... Read More

Free vehicle glass cover could end with new tech

The increasing cost of replacing the modern technology embedded in new car windscreens will mean many consumers will no longer receive free vehicle glass cover under their insurance policy, according to an industry expert. Jo Mason CEO of NZbrokers,...... Read More

Truck driver injured in Ongaonga crash

A truck driver has moderate to minor injuries after becoming involved in a crash near SH50 in Ongaonga. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just after 1pm. "Emergency services are in attendance at a single truck crash which occurred...... Read More

Napier crash victim named

The pedestrian who died after being involved in a collision with a vehicle on Maadi Road in Napier is now able to be named. Napier man, Brian Pritchard, 72, was killed in the crash which happened June 14 at about 4pm. Police extend their sympathies...... Read More

Changes to bus timetables could throw commuters in Wellington

There may be some confusion for commuters as Tranzit begins operating the Hutt Valley bus routes today, the company says. The Wairarapa bus company won the contract to take over 60 percent of Wellington's bus routes from NZ Bus in May last year. Commuters...... Read More

Police search for male driver involved in pursuit

Police are trying to locate a male driver following a police pursuit near Bethlehem. A police media spokesperson says the vehicle involved was seen speeding on Carmichael Road just after 7am. “The vehicle failed to stop for police...... Read More

When robotics and farming come together

Does the future of farming include autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they have showcased the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays. Massey's Mitchell Hampton and Tim Sutcliffe have showed...... Read More

One critically injured in seven car crash

UPDATED: Police at the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on the Northern Motorway at Dairy Flat say one person has critical injuries. Emergency services were called to the crash at 6.02am, where several vehicles were involved. The crash happened on...... Read More