Dealership taking over brands

Cooke Howlison managing director John Marsh (left) and Mike’s Cars owner Mike Wellington shake hands. Photo: Gregor Richardson Isuzu utes and Renault cars will from October no longer be found in what has been their familiar home dealership; Read More

Electric rally car set to fire up

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon is about to drive his revolutionary electric rally car for the first time. Paddon and his small team in Cromwell have been working on the concept for almost two years and are now set for the next step; Read More

June-July car sales top pre-Covid levels

New and used car sales in June and July exceeded pre-Covid levels, but dealerships say they are preparing for more difficult months ahead. Southern Motor Group managing director Ken Cummings said his yards had had a turnaround; Read More

Cops double down on cellphone motorists

Southern police district road policing manager Inspector Amelia Steel targeted motorists using cellphones in March. Photo: Shawn McAvinue Twice as many tickets were issued to motorists using a cellphone i; Read More

Car dealerships cut staff numbers

Car dealerships in Dunedin and across Otago have had to lay off staff. Southern Motor Group, Cooke Howlison and Carbase have all gone through some sort of resizing due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Southern Motor; Read More

British marques take their turn to show and shine

Bob Donaldson, of Dunedin, cleans his 1936 Austin 10 Sherborne before leaving from the Dunedin Ice Stadium car park in St Kilda for the Best of British Charity Motoring Day yesterday. The event began with a car trial, in which; Read More