Suzuki's time travel machine

I love shopping baskets.  They’re the small, around town, quick-as-a-whip cars that are easy to park and easy to drive.I learned to drive in one in the 1970s and today I still look at this auto-market segment as the most challenging and, in...... Read More

Subaru XV SUV Premium

Every time I step into a new car for review, I know someone, somewhere is looking to purchase this ride. A reviewer’s job is to do a pre-purchase run-through and find the strengths and design features built into every car. This time it’s...... Read More

Sexy, safe and stylish drive

It’s a line that may have summed up the Volvo line-up of functional 1980s vehicles, but today, Volvos aren’t mere boxy, safe people-shifters. Things have changed. Volvo has put some thinking and chutzpa into its car design, while retaining...... Read More

Feeling the drive

“It’s all about the feel,” I said to the dealer after returning the quite superb Honda CR-V AWD Sport Sensing Turbo back to the dealership. “You can have all the features that are current, but the thing that really matters is...... Read More

SUV trick or treat?

  “Is it a two door?” I wondered out loud as I looked at the smooth lines of the Honda HR-V Sport. The pictures of the sporty-looking Honda crossover SUV looked too clean to allow for rear door handles, it must be a two door! Or is it...... Read More

Weekend Wheels

October 21: Wheels on Mainstreet – Mount Maunganui Wheels On Mainstreet features classic cars, custom cars, hot rods, trucks and bikes of all shapes and sizes on show for the whole family. Entry fee for vehicles is $5. Gates open for show vehicles...... Read More

Weekend Wheels

October 21: Baypark Speedway – Mount Maunganui Opening night of the 2017/2018 season gets underway at Baypark Speedway at 6.30pm on Saturday, October 21. Gates open at 5pm with a chance to walk through the pits, meet the drivers and see the race...... Read More

Work starting soon to repair slip

A small section of Te Puna Station Road will be closed from next week (October 9) so a slip can be repaired. Western Bay of Plenty District Council will close a portion of the road, near the intersection with Te Puna Road, with works expected to take...... Read More

What's On- Blossom Festival

People will fill the streets of Greerton to celebrate the arrival of a blooming spring for the annual Spring Cherry Blossom Festival. There will be a variety of entertainment, including food stalls, petting Zoo, bouncy Castle, mini Jeeps, barbeque, face...... Read More

Crash on SH2 in Omokoroa

Travellers between Tauranga and Katikati are warned to expect delays as reports are coming in of a two car crash at the intersection of Omokoroa Road and State Highway Two. Emergency services were called about 4.30pm to reports that people may be trapped...... Read More

Weekend Wheels

September 30: Tauranga Street Machines & Customs 39th Anniversary Bash – Tauranga This year’s Show n Shine event will be held at Greerton Village as part of the Greerton Blossom Festival on Saturday, September 30. Registration from 10am....... Read More

Consultation opens on 110km/h proposal

The NZ Transport Agency is inviting people to have their say on a proposal to introduce 110 km/h speed limits on the tolled section of the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road (SH2) and on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway (SH1). Over the coming...... Read More

Distinguished, dapper and dashing riders

On Sunday morning, 140 dapper and finely attired riders tweaked moustaches and embarked on the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride. Parking their vintage and classic motorcycles at Club Mount Maunganui, the riders were given a health and safety briefing...... Read More

UPDATE: 15 people involved in SH1 crash

Eight vehicles were involved in a crash on State Highway One, in Wairakei, between Palmer Mill Rd and Oruanui Rd. Between 10 to 15 people involved in the crash were taken to hospitals in Tokoroa, Taupo, and Waikato Hospital. A report from the...... Read More

Multiple vehicle collision on SH1

A crash has occurred on State Highway One, Wairakei, near Taupo. Emergency services are responding to the crash on State Highway 1, which occurred at around 12.15pm. A number of vehicles are reported to be involved and the road is blocked in both...... Read More

Tweed for a cause

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Pressing his tweed is all for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate...... Read More

Beauty to behold

There are times when automotive design crosses the line from mere mechanics to art. The attention to body shape, interior details, overall fit and finish, and the clear expression of thought put into where and how the ‘human interface’ will...... Read More

Truck broken down on Oropi Road

A truck has broken down near the roundabout on Oropi Road, partially blocking the lane. Traffic is able to get past, however, the right-bound lane is blocked. Police and a tow truck are on the scene.... Read More

More cycling, less traffic congestion

Residents are being encouraged to put on their helmets and get on their bike, as a way to decrease traffic congestion in Tauranga. As part of Tauranga City Council’s Cycle Action Plan they will be visiting locations to discuss what can be done...... Read More

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