Motoring

Fuel costs prompts looks at alternative transport

As the cost of fuel has reached new heights, one of New Zealand’s leading vehicle leasing and finance companies has seen an increase in enquiries from businesses looking to adopt EVs on their fleets. Driveline CEO Lance Manins says...... Read More

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 per cent

The consumers price index increased 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ says. This follows a 1.5 per cent annual inflation rate for the June 2018 year. For the September 2018 quarter, the inflation rate...... Read More

Unsafe trucks ordered off the road in Auckland

Three trucks have been ordered off the road in Auckland for safety reasons, and the engineer who certified them has been suspended. It's the third time a heavy vehicle certifier has been suspended in recent months by the Transport Agency over safety...... Read More

Low-income earners in Whangārei struggle with petrol prices

The cost of petrol is forcing a number of rural beneficiaries in Northland to move into town. Community workers in Whangārei say it has become too expensive for low-income people to drive in from the country for supplies and appointments. But because...... Read More

NZTA compliance files to undergo urgent review

Transport Minister Phil Twyford says he is disappointed the New Zealand Transport Agency has failed to carry out its regulatory responsibilities to the standard he expects, but is pleased the Agency’s Board has taken swift action to put things...... Read More

SH6 reopened following crash

State Highway 6 just north of Devils Staircase, near Queenstown, has reopened in both directions following a fatal crash earlier today. There were 14 passengers and the driver on board the bus at the time of the crash. Not 40 as originally reported....... Read More

Paddon wins Raglan rally for Hyundai NZ

Hayden Paddon has won the final round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship in Raglan in his Hyundai i20 AP4+ car, giving Hyundai New Zealand their first-ever NZRC manufacturers’ championship title. Paddon made the win look easy with a margin...... Read More

Police seeking information about stolen vehicle

Tauranga Police are seeking any information about a stolen Subaru Legacy. The vehicle was stolen from an automotive workshop in Birch Ave on September 11, around 2am. The vehicle was in good condition, although had mechanical issues. It was still...... Read More

Fatal crash on SH6 south of Queenstown

One person has died after a bus and a car collided on State Highway 6 near Devils Staircase, south of Queenstown. Emergency services were alerted to the crash at 7.45am. A police spokesperson says one person in the car has died and no one else has...... Read More

Residents take council to court over cycleway

The Island Bay Residents' Association wants to quash the city council's plan to revamp the suburb's controversial cycleway. The Island Bay Residents' Association has filed proceedings with the High Court against the Wellington City...... Read More