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  • forestorwinsForester outguns challengers

    Subaru’s Forester has won a comparison test against six other medium-sized SUVs carried out by New Zealand 4WD magazine.

  • Tourist tags go national

    Steering wheel tags with simple road-safety tips for visiting drivers are being rolled out nationwide after a successful trial.

  • Trading over holiday period

    Registered motor vehicle dealers are banned by law from doing business on Christmas Day, although they can open on Boxing Day.

  • flyingcarFlying cars go on show

    Renaud Marion’s Air Drive, a retro-futuristic photographic series of flying cars, is being exhibited at the MAD Gallery in Geneva.

  • flyingcar3Online gallery – flying classics

    French artist Renaud Marion has depicted his childhood dream of futuristic transportation.

  • Dorchester takes Turners’ name

    Dorchester Pacific has confirmed that – following its takeover of the Turners Group – it will consolidate its interests into a single-listed entity that will carry the Turners name from February 1.

  • SCF civil claim dropped

    Crown Asset Management has discontinued its civil claim against the former directors of South Canterbury Finance.

  • dcttKia refines transmission

    Kia is looking to introduce its own seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) on new model within the next 12 months.

  • Fleet fraud costs council $1.5m

    A probe into Dunedin City Council lays the loss of $1.5 million at the door of the former manager of its Citifleet division.

  • Vero extends AMP contract

    Vero Insurance has renewed its 13-year contract as the underwriter of AMP-branded insurance products for another seven years.

  • outbackNew models top for safety

    Subaru’s all-new 2015 Outback, Legacy and Impreza have gained top safety ratings from four different organisations.



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  • Firms taken to court

    The Commerce Commission has filed criminal proceedings against Budget Loans and Evolution Finance alleging their repossession and debt recovery practices breached the Fair Trading Act.

  • Kiwi surplus in doubt

    The Treasury is forecasting a deficit of $572 million, putting the government’s promise to return to surplus in doubt.

  • Hayden Paddon returns to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2015 with Hyundai Motorsport.Paddon set for rally season

    Hayden Paddon will return to the FIA World Rally Championship next year with Hyundai Motorsport

  • coloradoBoost for Colorado

    The Hilux versus Ranger battle has dominated the headlines this year.

  • Voters back Japan’s PM

    Japan’s ruling coalition has won a new two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, but what does this mean for the automotive industry?