Damon says thanks

Damon Jacobs would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraiser he held, saying that it was a great success. Damon used the fundraiser to assist in raising money for the drug Herceptin after being diagnosed with stage four cancer, also an HER2 positive strain of cancer which is commonly found in breast cancer. “There was enough money raised to […]

Liam one step closer to German championship

Sixteen year old Liam Lawson has come back from Holland with a successful test with top Formula 4 team Van Amersfoort Racing under his belt. Liam was one of four drivers who tested with the team at the Zandvoort circuit near the coast in Northern Holland. Van Amersfoort Racing’s CEO, Rob Niessink said the young Kiwi impressed enough to be offered […]

Freestyle MotoX event approaches

Pukekohe’s Nick Franklin will be riding alongside international X Games star Levi Sherwood at the Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs early March. Along with Caleb Delacy from Auckland, the trio of freestyle motocross riders who are Red Bull X Fighters, will be showing their skills at New Zealand’s biggest motorcycle event on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March. “Caleb, […]

Buxeda and Rooney impress at opening Rotax Challenge rounds

Tuakau’s Jonathan Buxeda (pictured) and Jackson Rooney impressed with their speed and adaptability at the opening (double header) rounds of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart series at Palmerston North over the weekend. The double-header meeting was the first to be run under a new format, with a CIK-style Qual/heat 1/heat 2/pre-final and final one on […]

AT prepare for March Madness

It’s the busiest time of year for road users, and public transport users, as students go back to university in the city. It’s been termed ‘March Madness’ but Auckland Transport is working to ease the burden of traffic. Mark Lambert, Chief Transport Services Officer for Auckland Transport said they have a plan to ensure they can cope with the increased […]

New bridge limits a weight on truckies

Local trucking companies are up in arms about the new heavy vehicle weight limits on three bridges in Waikato. In February, Waikato District Council enforced 44 tonne weight limits on Blacks Bridge, Tuakau Bridge and the Mercer Ferry Road Bridge. This has upset some local trucking companies and carriers as it seems “diabolical” and they have had to change their […]

Important test for Lawson

Young motor racing star Liam Lawson received the best birthday present ever with confirmation that he will test with leading European Formula team Van Amersfoort Racing next week. Lawson, who turned 16 years old last weekend, will test a Formula 4 car with the Dutch based team (VAR) at Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, with an eye on competing in the […]

January crash statistics

Since the start of 2018 there have been 40 deaths on our roads. Of these, nine were motorcyclists and two were pillions. Police and ACC are asking motorcyclists and drivers to take care, as nearly a third of deaths on our roads this year have involved motorcycles. “It has been a terrible start to the year for motorcyclists and the […]

Could you be driving a written off car?

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) is right behind the Government’s move to close loopholes that allow damaged cars to be imported, repaired and sold without the buyer being fully informed. MTA Chief Executive Craig Pomare says vehicle safety is of huge importance to the 3600 MTA members who fix, fuel and sell cars throughout New Zealand. “What we need is […]

Overnight motorway closures 11 – 17 February 2018

The NZ Transport Agency advises the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 16 February 2018. Northbound lanes between Papakura off ramp and Takanini on ramp, 11 February (approx.10:00p.m. to 5:00a.m.). Papakura northbound (diamond) on […]

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