Walker goes from hero to zero and back

As a multiple world champion and an Olympic medallist in her chosen sport of BMX, Sarah Walker knows full well how often the highs of sporting achievement can be followed by lows.Rally Otago served up its own version of hero-to-zero for Walk; Read More

Blistering drive secures record win

A blistering drive by Hayden Paddon saw the undisputed master of New Zealand rallying score an unprecedented 10th Otago Rally win at the weekend. Paddon and co-driver John Kennard were in a class of their own, running out winn; Read More

The allure of Otago Rally

Legendary rally names such as Vatanen, Kankkunen, McRae and Mouton have helped to make the Otago Rally what it is today, but it is the lesser-known internationals that have really built the solid platform on which the event’s global profile is bas; Read More

Otago’s trio at the top

Paradoxically, while next weekend’s Otago Rally has attracted a quality international as well as national entry, three of the top four seeds for the main event — Hayden Paddon, Emma Gilmour and Ari Pettigrew — are Otago-based drivers. David Thomso; Read More

Buist outlasts Judd to secure third classic title

Deane Buist has added a rare third Otago Classic Rally trophy to his cabinet after triumphing in his much-anticipated battle against fellow Cantabrian Jeff Judd. The long-time rivals fought a tight battle, resolved only yesterday afternoon; Read More

Ninth title for dominant Paddon

Proving he is nigh-on unbeatable, Hayden Paddon extended his record-breaking victory tally to nine at the weekend’s Otago Rally. Despite a fresh onslaught of newer, faster and more purpose-built rally cars entered in the New Zealand Rally ; Read More

Kiwi rally royalty ready to rumble

The 2022 New Zealand Rally Championship begins with hurricane strength this weekend, as arguably the most exciting field in the event’s history blows into Dunedin for the Otago Rally. For starters, the bumper national championship field fe; Read More

Stokes, Pettigrew rally rising stars

Two of the national scene’s rising stars Robbie Stokes and Ari Pettigrew have some influential rally heavyweights overseeing their burgeoning driving careers. In Stokes’ corner is his dad Brian, whose two New Zealand Rally; Read More

Otago drivers go high tech

Some big local names will be involved in this year’s Otago Rally, which takes place from its Dunedin base next Friday to Sunday.  Catherine Pattison catches up with them ahead of the big weekend for Southern motorsport. Th; Read More

Grandfather-grandson duo poised to make history

David Taylor is taking the classic weekend drive with his grandson to a new level. When he and Arthur Broughan get into his Honda Civic, it will be to race around Otago’s back roads as fast as possible. They are set to become the f; Read More