Creating world-class vehicles, living the dream

In a city where dreams are possible and the worlds of skill and vision align — new inventions are born and barriers are broken. When Invercargill man Jacob (Jake) Apiata made the move to France in 2011, he never imagined he would be living; Read More

Dunedin man performing electrifying feats of automotive, marine engineering

Powering through the Shotover River in an electric jet-boat could be an experience many would pay top dollar for.For James Hardisty, of Dunedin, it was simply another day at the office. The man behind Dunedin company EV-lution was ta; Read More

Nostalgia centre stage at ‘drive-in’ film screenings

Invercargill residents will be able to cruise down memory lane and relive the glamour and charm of drive-in movies these school holidays. After having success with an American Graffiti drive-in movie night a couple months ago, Bill Richard; Read More

Paddon makes it three on the trot in South Canterbury

Cromwell driver Hayden Paddon completed a third successive victory in the New Zealand Rally Championship on the eve of his departure for an overseas campaign. Paddon has maximum points after claiming victory by over 4min in his Hyundai i20; Read More

New electrics coming

Chinese electric vehicle brand BYD Auto is to land its first vehicles in New Zealand in the third quarter of the year, with a mid-sized SUV crossover — the Atto 3 — spearheading a line up that will expand to include further models in 2023 and 2024; Read More

Lexus has joined the all-electric revolution: Road Test

Lexus has finally joined the all-electric revolution with a battery-powered version of the UX compact SUV. David Thomson has been checking it out. What’s new?Back in the mid-1990s, Toyota seemed to be leading the wor; Read More

King of Central MX draws 240

Adrenaline and dirt reigned supreme at the King of Central MX yesterday. The annual Central Otago Motorcycle Club event attracted about 240 competitors from throughout the South Island. Club president Sam O’Callaghan said riders co; Read More

Retailer chargers could be the way

This month’s announcement of an upcoming Government scrappage scheme to support lower and middle-income Kiwis to move from petrol to electric cars raises some interesting future challenges for New Zealand’s EV charging infrastructure. The ; Read More

Strap yourself in for a hectic month of motorsport

April has come to a busy end in the world of motorsport, with World Rally Championship and Formula One rounds last weekend, the latter at Imola in Italy featuring Kiwi racers Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong. Traditionally, though, May has; Read More

Luxury electrics on the way

Premium German marques BMW and Mercedes-Benz have unveiled new high-end electric vehicles, and both are heading to these shores. Revealed as part of its radically styled, all-new seventh-generation 7-series line-up, BMW’s i7 is a fully ele; Read More