Motoring

A shiny Mitsubishi found in Lower Hutt stream

Spring ducklings, swans and a shiny red Mitsubishi Lancer are under the willow trees in a Lower Hutt stream. Police are seeking the registered owner of the car, which was discovered by nearby residents to be partly submerged in the Waiwhetu Stream...... Read More

Free Rotorua buses during Royal visit

Rotorua residents will be able to catch free buses and maybe a glimpse of Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle as part of the Royal visit to the city on October 31. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the day in Rotorua visiting various sights...... Read More

Seatbelts recalled after failing safety standards

Transport officials are warning about seatbelts installed in motorhomes, buses and vans, that have been recalled because they don't meet safety standards. The seatbelts were imported by Business Ventures Limited, and made by Changzhou BWD in China. They...... Read More

Goat reinforces message about child restraints

A police operation targeting child restraints in vehicles has sent a message loud and clear that all kids in vehicles need to be restrained, including goats. Over the past two days Eastern Bay of Plenty Police carried out an operation which involved...... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Otorohanga

One person has died after a motorbike collided with a car in the Waikato overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened on Scown Road around 7.30pm on Friday. "The motorcyclist unfortunately died at the scene. "The female...... Read More

Firefighters form motorcade to bid farewell

Firefighters from throughout the Western Bay of Plenty have bid farewell to one of their own, forming a motorcade of fire engines as part of a funeral procession for an ex-firefighter. The occasion caught the attention of Tauranga residents on Friday...... Read More

Shama’s in the hot seat

When New Zealand jetsprint legend Peter Caughey lines up for another shot at world glory in Australia next weekend, Ashburton’s Shama Putaranui will be right there next to him. Four years after the duo combined to win their first World Jetsprinting...... Read More

Petition launched to overturn fuel taxes

A petition to repeal the government’s new fuel taxes and relieve financial pressure at the pumps has been launched by the National Party. National Leader Simon Bridges says the average New Zealand household is now paying $200 a year more in petrol...... Read More

All-day traffic jam causing chaos for truckers

About 300 trucks remain queued bumper-to-bumper north of Welllington, following a crash earlier this morning. State Highway 1 has been closed between Paekakariki and Grays Road at Mana all day after a truck carrying hazardous goods rolled shortly before...... Read More

SH1 closed at Paekakariki

Motorists travelling into Wellington this morning should expect significant delays following a truck crash on State Highway 1. The truck, which was transporting potentially hazardous chemicals, rolled south of Pukerua Bay blocking the road in both...... Read More