Motoring

Paddon secures NZRC title at Coromandel

New Zealand’s WRC star Hayden Paddon won the Hyundai New Zealand Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday to claim his fourth Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and stand-in co-driver Mal Peden had to work hard...... Read More

One dead following SH2 crash

One person has died following the two car crash on State Highway 2 in Whakamarama, Bay of Plenty.  Emergency Services were called to the scene at 11.20am near Munro Road. "The sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene," says...... Read More

One critically injured in Waikato crash

One person is critically injured following a crash near Ngaruawahia. Police are in attendance of the crash which has happened on River Road in Horsham Downs, says police. "The crash happened just after 1pm. One car has hit a tree opposite the...... Read More

Person dies after being hit by truck

A person has died after being hit by a truck on State Highway 29a in Tauranga. A police media spokesperson says it happened at about 4.40am. "There are cordons in place at Maungatapu Bridge, and at the SH29a/Maungatapu/Welcome Bay roundabout. "Southbound...... Read More

Takata airbag recall on track

New numbers show the Takata airbag compulsory recall in New Zealand has now seen 38,238 Alpha airbags replaced and 208,902 non-Alphas replaced – 45 percent of all Alpha airbags and 42 percent of non-Alphas. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs...... Read More

Serious crash in Auckland CBD

A crash in Auckland's CBD has blocked the road and left one person in a serious condition. A car and a bus collided at the intersection of Queen Street and Victoria Street West just before 7:50pm. One person in the car has serious injuries. The...... Read More

Crude oil pumps up fuel prices

Higher fuel prices contributed to rises in producer output prices (up 0.9 percent) and input prices (up 1.0 percent) in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ says today. Higher prices received for whole milk powder also contributed to the increase in overall...... Read More

Rally championships descend on Coromandel

A 60-car field, including World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon, is expected for the fifth round of the New Zealand Rally Championship around Whitianga and north of Coromandel Town this weekend. The Rally Headquarters will be based at the Mercury...... Read More

Vehicles cost nearly half a million

Introducing 10 new electric cars to Auckland Council’s fleet cost almost half a million dollars. The 10 Hyundai Ioniq cars were purchased recently – two of them will be added to the general pool of vehicles kept at Orewa Service Centre. Council...... Read More

Electric tour coach to hit Tauranga roads

A leading Tauranga tour operator is steering the region’s booming tourism industry in a sustainable direction after being co-funded more than $130,000 to add a 100 per cent electric coach to its fleet. Award winning Shore Trips and Tours will...... Read More