New Zealand Herald, The (Auckland, New Zealand)
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EDITOR Dean Evans DEPUTY EDITOR David Linklater MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Damien O’Carroll
- Utemaster serves up new VW Amarok
It may be brand new, but Utemaster has already manufactured accessories for the just-launched 2023 Volkwagen Amarok ute, given the measurements of the new VW are just different enough to not allow the fitment of Ford Ranger accessories, with which the Amarok shares its development.
- ways to minimise the risk of door dings 6 ways to minimise the risk of door dings
Car park “door dings” can be the bane of any car owner’s existence. These tiny dents often occur when parked next to another vehicle or close to a shopping cart return area.
- Why does ANCAP matter?
When you’re looking at the specifications for new vehicles, you’ll often notice an ANCAP safety rating listed for each car. So what is an ANCAP rating, and why is it important?What ANCAP measures ANCAP stands for Australasian New Car Assessment Programme, an independent programme that publishes safety ratings for new cars coming into the Australian and New Zealand markets. It rates cars on four criteria:
- Iconic Volkswagen Kombi Porsche race service bus is back — as an EV
Porsche has revived its legendary red Volkswagen Renndienst (“race service”) vans for the Porsche Carrera Cup and Porsche Sports Cup racing series in Germany, but with a very modern twist — in the form of the ID. Buzz EV.
- LIFE & STYLE
An Amarok is a giant wolf, but when it comes to the all-new version of Volkswagen’s one-tonne ute there’s also an elephant in the room: the Ford Ranger.
- NZ’S TOP EVS IN NZ YEAR-TO-DATE
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- Women in Automotive
DRIVEN Car Guide parent company NZME hosted the launch, first official gathering and a panel event for a new collective called Women in Automotive New Zealand this week.
- THE COST OF LOOKING GOOD
Apart from the mad GR version, you can now only get a Toyota Corolla with the familiar 103kW 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain in New Zealand. Now, while the combination of the words “hybrid” and “Corolla” may seem about as exciting as a beige-themed cardigan convention, Toyota isn’t listening to that kind of talk with the top-spec ZR.
- Mitsubishi eclipses BEVs with plug-in hybrid EV UPDATE
April was a much quieter month for electric vehicle sales: there were 1058 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registered, down from 2631 in March. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) fared a little better, reaching 565 compared with March’s 514.
- WARNING: This article references indecent assault and suicide
Attack ‘destroys’ man’s life
Mackenzie Skinner has lost friends, family, his job, and left the only town he’s ever known. He says he has truly lost everything....
- Sir Ian Taylor ‘deeply disappointed’ at Sir Russell Coutts’ legal claim that race graphics breach copyright
Sir Russell Coutts’ sailing interests have warned if graphics used by Sir Ian Taylor’s Animation Research for pre-Christmas racing are used in broadcasting the 36th America’s Cup, High Court action alleging breach of copyright will be filed....
- Resignation after focus on RBNZ
A director resignation and an apology by one of the most powerful figures in the public sector have followed Herald reports concerning potential conflicts of interest involving Reserve Bank (RBNZ) board appointments....
- Freightways blast: NZ Post is failing to deliver
Freightways chief executive Mark Troughear says the firm will look to Australia for investment opportunities rather than compete against NZ Post....
- ‘I was behind them’
Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has seemingly admitted he was responsible for organising more than 100 anti-mandate and government protests....
- Bring back dental clinics at schools
Up to 200 children referred to hospital for dental surgery each month, more than 17000 had not seen a dentist since 2018 and 57-70 per cent of Māori and Pacific Islanders have dental decay....
I don’t get it. New Zealand has one of the most endangered bird species in the world. Plant native tree habitats for them to feed on....
That Olivia Newton John survived so long is a testament to the amazing treatment afforded those affected in Australia, assisted in no small way by facilities such as her Wellness Centre in Melbourne....
- Drive-by shooting — call for end to ‘gang warfare’
ANapier nightclub owner who stood next to a staff member as he was shot in a drive-by shooting in West Quay has called for an end to “gang warfare” in his city....
- Home D big relief for Massive
A former methamphetamine addict, known to fellow criminals as “Massive”, wiped at his eye yesterday as a High Court at Auckland judge let him serve home detention for his role in an international drug syndicate....