Motoring

SHI closed for wreck removal near Palmerston

One lane of State Highway 1 south of Shag Point (between Hampden and Palmerston in the South Island) is closed following a crash earlier today. A north-bound truck left the road and overturned at around 5.40am. The driver, a 61-year-old man, was taken...... Read More

UPDATE: Auckland motorway incident

UPDATE 5.10pm: NZTA is now reporting that the incident blocking Auckland's Southern Motorway has been cleared. Motorists can, however, expect significant congestion in both directions. Update: The police incident on the Sthn Mwy is now clear....... Read More

‘Frustrating’ Te Puna detour on hold

The Te Puna detour which saw hundreds of motorists voice their frustration on social media has been put on hold. The NZT Transport Agency was trialling the detour around Te Puna yesterday. One motorists who called SunLive says it took his wife 30-40...... Read More

Weir revved up for national title bid

At the tender age of 11, Southlander Mitchell Weir is a national champion already. But he won't be defending his title at the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships ... instead he's chasing a new title, at the next level up in the competition. The...... Read More

SH1 still closed after slip

Transport authorities have warned that State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura may remain closed until next week following a large slip that came down south of Peketa over the Easter Weekend. The NZ Transport Agency confirm they may not have route reopened...... Read More

Ben Jenkins bitten by the V8 bug

Since debuting in the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship in the 2013–’14 season, Ben Jenkins has always been a stickler for the four-cylinder power plant. However, the youngster might be changing lanes with a new challenge...... Read More

Murphy and Shewry win at Corona Champs

Dunedin’s Luke Murphy has claimed the coveted Open Men’s Division of the Corona South Island Championships held during Easter weekend. Murphy was joined by 13-year-old Ariana Shewry (Oakura) on the winner dais, Shewry becoming the youngest...... Read More

Trees block the Woods’ drive in BOP

After the storm passed over last night David and Sian Wood found their drive to look around at storm damage was a very short one. “We went to go out last night, came round the corner and hello, there's a tree over the drive,” says David...... Read More

SH29 set to re-open about noon

NZTA is advising people planning Easter travel to delay their trip as there are still a number of State Highway closures in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, including SH29 over the Kaimai range. Transport Agency Highways Manager, Niclas Johansson,...... Read More

The morning after Cook

The morning after Cook trudged its way through much of the country, roads are closed or have hazard cautions placed over them, trees are down, homes are left without power, and Cyclone Cook looks to be eyeing up the South Island. MetService has issued...... Read More