Farmers, builders keen for EVs but right vehicles not for sale

Farmers and tradies say the government's clean car package is an unfair tax on them as no alternatives are available for their work vehicles. From next month, people buying new or used imported electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids will be e; Read More

Stokes scores rally win

Waikuku’s Robbie Stokes and co-driver Amy Stokes convincingly won the 2021 Canterbury Rally. This was despite a failing alternator at the end of the final stage. The family pairing won all the previous six special stages of the one; Read More

Analysing ownership of vehicles

Great South is trying to better understand why Southland residents have one of the lowest rates of vehicle ownership in the country.Strategic Projects general manager Steve Canny said the Southland EV ownership rate sat at just 0.75 vehicles; Read More

160 cars on road in Irishman Creek Rally

Kathy and Hamish Mackenzie, of Jacks Point, with their 1930 Ford Model A coupe ahead of the Irishman Creek Rally, which departed from Alexandra on Saturday. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON   It is a test of man and machine. ; Read More

Australian-made muscle set to cruise to Te Anau

Darcy Devery with his 1978 Holden Premiere at Queens Park, Invercargill, before setting off on the 2019 Aussie Crawl to Te Anau. Photo: File FANS of Australian-built motor vehicles have the opportunity to take part in the annual A; Read More

Lots of utes, lots of dogs, lots of mullets at muster

The inaugural GWD Toyota Hokonui Ute Muster was the first event in the Tussock Country Music Festival on Saturday. The nine-day festival format includes many new events and will culminate with the MLT New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards held an; Read More

Christchurch-born driver Scott McLaughlin making his mark in IndyCar

Other than a drive-through penalty for breaking the pit speed entrance limit, Christchurch born driver Scott McLaughlin has little to be disappointed with following his first run in the legendary Indianapolis 500. McLaughlin, driving for P; Read More

Speedway champion to contest Canterbury Rally

NZ speedway champion Michael Pickens will contest the one-day Lone Star Canterbury Rally on June 6.The nine-time midget car and current NZ Sprintcar champion will drive a Stadium Finance Toyota Corolla DX in his first ever car rally with Chr; Read More

Police warn drivers about clearing ice

Cooler morning temperatures are bringing a return of an annual problem - icy windscreens.Some drivers were seen travelling around Dunedin with a small patch of ice removed from their windscreens yesterday, after temperatures dropped below 1d; Read More

South shines at motorsport awards

The southern contingent at the 2021 Motorsport New Zealand Awards in Christchurch on Saturday night (from left) Karen Laird, Southern Sports Car Club vice-president Stacy Lines, Clerk of the Course D'Honneur award winner Roger Laird, Technical; Read More