Stuff.co.nz - Motoring

    Risk rating for closed Manawatū Gorge highway under review

    Risk rating for closed Manawatū Gorge highway under review


    The crippled Manawatū Gorge highway is not yet out to pasture, with experts set to assess if it is safe for people to once again head...

    The crippled Manawatū Gorge highway is not yet out to pasture, with experts set to assess if it is safe for people to once again head in.
    Slack car maintenance blamed for poor WOF recall response

    Slack car maintenance blamed for poor WOF recall response


    The Motor Trade Association says the poor response to a huge warrant of fitness recall reflects Kiwis' slack attitudes to car...

    The Motor Trade Association says the poor response to a huge warrant of fitness recall reflects Kiwis' slack attitudes to car maintenance.
    BMW's 7 Series facelift is all about the grille

    BMW's 7 Series facelift is all about the grille


    These photos should perhaps come with some kind of trigger warning - after all, if you were offended by Chris Bangle's styling efforts at BMW, then you are gonna HATE...

    These photos should perhaps come with some kind of trigger warning - after all, if you were offended by Chris Bangle's styling efforts at BMW, then you are gonna HATE this...
    Why do my ears hurt when I drive with the window open?

    Why do my ears hurt when I drive with the window open?


    We've all experienced it - you are driving along the open road on a sunny day when someone winds down a window and your ears are suddenly assaulted by an annoying throb that is, at best, incredibly irritating, at worst, actually...

    We've all experienced it - you are driving along the open road on a sunny day when someone winds down a window and your ears are suddenly assaulted by an annoying throb that is, at best, incredibly irritating, at worst, actually painful.
    New technology that assists hearing-impaired drivers

    New technology that assists hearing-impaired drivers


    Hyundai is developing technology that helps hearing-impaired drivers by turning sounds into tactile and visual...

    Hyundai is developing technology that helps hearing-impaired drivers by turning sounds into tactile and visual signals.
    Paekākāriki Hill Road to close ahead of Wellington long weekend

    Paekākāriki Hill Road to close ahead of Wellington long weekend


    The Paekākāriki Hill Rd will be closed this Friday, ahead of Wellington's long weekend and the road's fifth peak-time "trial closure" since...

    The Paekākāriki Hill Rd will be closed this Friday, ahead of Wellington's long weekend and the road's fifth peak-time "trial closure" since November.
    New Zealand, say goodbye to petrol stations and hello to EVs

    New Zealand, say goodbye to petrol stations and hello to EVs


    OPINION: In the early 2000s, I visited my local one-hour photo shop. I paid $30 for 24 photos and a new Kodak film, the owner then told me the new digital cameras would never replace film, as the quality could never...

    OPINION: In the early 2000s, I visited my local one-hour photo shop. I paid $30 for 24 photos and a new Kodak film, the owner then told me the new digital cameras would never replace film, as the quality could never compete. 
    Papatawa crash leaves two dead and another injured

    Papatawa crash leaves two dead and another injured


    Two people are dead after a serious crash that has blocked part of State Highway 2 near...

    Two people are dead after a serious crash that has blocked part of State Highway 2 near Woodville.
    Tararua roads to turn a corner if new funding boost secured

    Tararua roads to turn a corner if new funding boost secured


    It's been a rough two years for Tararua's storm-scarred roading network, but significant improvements are on the cards for the new...

    It's been a rough two years for Tararua's storm-scarred roading network, but significant improvements are on the cards for the new year.
    Your next Amarok will be a Ranger

    Your next Amarok will be a Ranger


    Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and...

    Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services.
    State Highway 2 closed after crash

    State Highway 2 closed after crash


    Two people have been seriously injured in a crash that has blocked part of State Highway 2 near...

    Two people have been seriously injured in a crash that has blocked part of State Highway 2 near Woodville.
    The curly NZ road rules that could catch you out

    The curly NZ road rules that could catch you out


    For many of us, keeping up with the road-rule basics is hard enough. But what about the curly, lesser-known laws that are even more likely to catch you...

    For many of us, keeping up with the road-rule basics is hard enough. But what about the curly, lesser-known laws that are even more likely to catch you out?
    Kids have used the car seat as a napkin. Here's how to clean up

    Kids have used the car seat as a napkin. Here's how to clean up


    Back when I was young and idealistic, I swore that my children (at that stage they were pretend children who didn't yet exist) would never create a huge mess by eating in the car while we...

    Back when I was young and idealistic, I swore that my children (at that stage they were pretend children who didn't yet exist) would never create a huge mess by eating in the car while we travelled.
    Cycleway for Manawatū-Hawkes Bay highway a step closer

    Cycleway for Manawatū-Hawkes Bay highway a step closer


    Transport officials have bowed to public pressure and announced they will look into walking and cycling paths as part of the Manawatū Gorge replacement...

    Transport officials have bowed to public pressure and announced they will look into walking and cycling paths as part of the Manawatū Gorge replacement road.