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 ; 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

It's all that you could expect from a state-of-the-art ute. Ross Kiddie puts the Mazda BT-50 though its paces.

I have the council to thank for completion of a landscaping project on my front lawn. Even though I still can’t work out why, our footpaths were replaced and I was left with ; Read More

Ute muster joins music festival

A muster of a different kind will happen as part of this year’s Tussock Country Music Festival. Rather than sheep or cows being rounded up, utes of all shapes and sizes will be assembled for the GWD Toyota Hokonui Ute Muster in Gore. Festi; Read More

Still a sure fire kiwi favourite, Ross Kiddie gets out and about in the Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser

During the summer months, my weekends start quite busy. You see, I’m the coach of a team of young cricketers, and watching the 11 and 12-year-olds playing sport and enjoying ; Read More

A ute that will stand the test of time, get to know the Isuzu D-Max.

It’s always refreshing to get behind the wheel of a car with manual transmission, I like being involved in the gearshift process, I guess that's why I own one. The latest eva; Read More

Ross Kiddie puts the Toyota Hilux to Good Use

We've been busy at the Kiddie household. There’s new timber on the house, new windows are going in, there’s fresh paint, and in readiness for the painters to give the fences; Read More

Bold, Brash and Downright Aggresive - The Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

Sales of the traditional four-wheel-drive double cab ute in New Zealand are showing no sign of slowing. There are a multitude of pick-ups in today’s market, and competition b; Read More