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

Battle of the beasts on NZ’s highest public road

Rotorua’s Sloan Cox has had a tight turn-around to get his banged-up Mitsubishi Evo 8 ready for next weekend’s Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb.  After the glory of setting the new record (47.86secs) up the 1.6km ; Read More

End of iconic car brand in NZ

The Holden brand will disappear at the end of the year after its owner General Motors announced it will no longer make cars suitable for New Zealand roads. GM International Operations Senior Vice President Julian Blissett revealed that the; Read More

Otago teams show class to finish SIES strongly

Otago teams were well represented in the three-hour class victories after the four-round South Island Endurance Series (SIES) wrapped up last weekend. Driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Queenstown/Dunedin pairing Barry Moore and Tim Mackers; Read More

Title defence goal for father and son

Gore teenager Hayden Graves is hoping to help his father, Andrew, defend his Catlins Coast Rally title today.  The 16-year-old co-driver is becoming a regular fixture in his dad’s Mitsubishi Evo 3 and has been on board f; Read More

Import ban would affect top-selling cars

Some of the country's most popular cars could be banned from being imported under a proposed new road safety strategy. A report obtained by RNZ shows the government will consider preventing cars that have a poor safety rating ; Read More

Trip to explain what’s watt

The annual Leading The Charge Great EV Road Trip and electric vehicle information road show hits the lower South Island this week and next, with opportunities to get behind the wheel of an EV in Wanaka, Mosgiel and Dunedin, find out more about the; Read More