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The power of the people’s car

“Is it a cool story about old cars that usually don't go?” asks Steve Cartwright. It's actually a cool story about a fiesta of VWs, a celebration of Beetles, buggys and bajas, a carnival of Kombis. All of them going and all of... Read More

Drifting - it's like ballet with cars

Thick plumes of smoke and the smell of burning rubber is swirling around Mount Maunganui's ASB Baypark Stadium. Eighty of the country's best drifters in high-octane cars are battling it out to be crowned number one in the third round of... Read More

Wairoa man killed in Hawke’s Bay crash

Police are investigating the cause of a crash which killed a Wairoa man overnight on Friday. Emergency services were called to the single vehicle crash on Mangapapa Bridge on State Highway 38 near Frasertown in the Hawke's Bay. The sole occupant,... Read More

Drifters take on Baypark this Saturday

More concrete dust than tyre smoke blew through the ASB Baypark Stadium stands on Friday as 80 drivers practiced for the third round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Points leader Cole Armstrong and third place sitter Dave Steedman... Read More

Drifting to a hometown victory

No love will be lost between Team Drift Motorsport New Zealand duo Drew Donovan and Jodie Verhulst if the pair come up against each other during the third round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at ASB Baypark Stadium. Partners... Read More

Two-car collision in Te Puke

UPDATED 1.15PM: Motorists are being warned the northbound lane of Old Te Puke Highway remains closed following a two-car crash. A police spokesperson says they were notified by ambulance of the crash which occurred at the intersection of Old Te Puke... Read More

Three-car crash on Cameron Road

UPDATED 5PM: Cameron Road is now clear following a three-car collision outside the main entranceway to Tauranga Hospital. A reporter at the scene says the three vehicles involved in the crash had been moved to the side of the road and traffic is now... Read More

Quality fuel at the petrol pump

New Zealanders can be confident they're filling up their tanks with good quality fuel, according to a fuel testing report released by Trading Standards. MBIE Trading Standards manager Stephen O'Brien says while the fuel industry completes... Read More

Car on roof & two injured in SH29 crash

A car is on its roof and blocking one lane of State Highway 29 following a crash near the summit of the Kaimai Ranges. A police spokesperson says two people have suffered minor injuries as a result of the single vehicle crash which occurred at about... Read More

Carter hoping to build on solid start

Motocross is regarded as one of the toughest sports in the world and, thankfully, New Zealand builds rider tough enough to match some of the best on the planet. The 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships kicked off at Pleasant Point, on the outskirts... Read More

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