Motoring

Speed signs to be installed at location of fatal crash

Signs advising less speed are being put on a Hawke's Bay country road where a man crashed a stolen car and died. A coroner's report has found that Glennard Hirini Gotty drove too fast around a bend on White Road, north of Waipawa in May last...... Read More

Roading decision ‘cuts lifeline’

The government’s decision to scrap the proposed four-lane highway from Wellsford to Whangarei cuts a vital lifeline and will have a significant negative impact on the regional economy, according to Northland MP Matt King and Kaipara mayor Jason...... Read More

Towbar ban ’could be devastating’

A blanket ban on more than 800 heavy vehicle towbars could be "devastating" for owner-drivers of trucks with them, says The Road Transport Association. The towbar certification was revoked after investigators found serious safety issues. The...... Read More

Truckies say four lanes urgently needed on Northland highway

Road transport operators are echoing the disappointment of Northland councils that the government has scrapped plans to rebuild the road to Auckland. The National Road Carriers Association said it welcomed the safety measures the government had announced...... Read More

Police left frustrated as road toll overtakes last year

This year's road toll is on track to surpass last year's - which was the highest since 2009 - with 18 more people killed on the road than at the same point in 2017. Last year 380 died on our roads, 53 more than the year before, and the highest...... Read More

One lane reopens after Southern Motorway crash

One lane of Auckland's Southern Motorway has now re-opened, and traffic is flowing, following a serious crash. "The lane was reopened just before 12.25pm, following the crash southbound between East Tamaki Road and Te Irirangi Drive around...... Read More

Father and son motorsport champs

Terry and Blake Corin share a passion for racing – and are proof talent runs in the family. Both father and son have claimed major national wins this year in motorsport and kartsport competitions. In January, Terry placed first in the Super...... Read More

One dead overnight in Matamata crash

One person has died following a crash in Matamata overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just before 5am. "The deceased was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a wall on Smith Street at around 4.40am.  "No...... Read More

Petrol prices up, but mixed moves in regions

Petrol prices increased 5.0 percent in the year ended March 2018, Stats NZ said today. In the March 2018 quarter prices rose 2.7 percent. Rising crude oil prices, and a falling exchange rate, contributed to pushing petrol prices up in the second half...... Read More

Rolleston commuter rail queried

A Selwyn public transport advocate remains sceptical over proposals to link Rolleston and Christchurch by commuter rail. The government has recently released a 10-year transport plan, which will shift focus from state highway upgrades to light rail...... Read More