Travelling a long and winding road

The Danseys Pass road is not a journey for an anxious driver. Joining the Waitaki district with the Maniototo, the road rattles along the riverbed flats of the Kyeburn Diggings. Not long after the Danseys Pass Hotel, it begins its ; Read More

What does the badge really mean? Our guide to designations and definitions!

Badges are commonly used by all automobile manufacturers around the world, but what do they mean? They may look like a secret code but this combination of letters is designed to help you understand the standard of trim, finishings and extras. Thes; Read More

Our guide to car sales yard talk

Ever found yourself scratching your head while looking at a vehicle for sale advert or reading a review? You're not the only one! Buying your next vehicle can be tricky at the best of times with things like deposits, finance, trade-ins, appraisals; Read More


New Zealand's EV infrastructure is improving all the time, but is still not matched to the capabilities and demands of the new generation of extended-range electric vehicles. Such vehicles — those capable of covering 250km or more on; Read More

A beginner's guide to off-roading

We live in a country that’s perfect for off-roading thanks to an extensive network of country roads and tracks, but what exactly do you need if you’re looking at taking up the hobby? It helps for beginners to always be prepared, so here ar; Read More

Street Smart drivers put theory to the test

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong (left) and Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan visit the Street Smart course at Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, on Saturday. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH MORE than 1300 youths across the country hav; Read More

Study finds back seat drivers can be useful

Giving timely directions to a driver can be useful. Photo: ; Read More

Modernise your car with these gadgets

Did you know that the average age of a car in New Zealand is approximately 14.4 years old? A lot of cars manufactured over a decade ago may be falling behind in terms of technology, but here are some accessories that can help modernise you; 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

Winter roads are dicey - drive to the conditions

Every year in around the country, adverse weather conditions contribute to crashes on our roads. Crashes generally occur because people haven’t adjusted their driving to take weather conditions into account. It’s important that you allow extra tim; Read More