by Charleen Clarke There is one thing in life that I truly despise: lies. When someone lies to me, I lose all respect for that person. Accordingly, I’m always honest – even when I really shouldn’t be. But recently I got the magnificent Jaguar F-Type on test – and I turned into a pathological liar. I had been showing my apartment to a cocky young … Continue reading Jaguar F-type turned me into a liar and a bit of a bitch
“We have turned about a quarter of the showroom into a waiting area to enhance the customer experience…” Continue reading TOYOTA’S NEW SELLING REGIME. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DEALERS?
Visiting a car dealer has just got a whole lot easier, according to Toyota New Zealand. Continue reading TOYOTA SHAKE UP CAR BUYING
The Holden Equinox is made in Mexico and the US version is Chevrolet’s the top-selling SUV. Continue reading ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL
Under the new coalition government and from what’s termed the Provincial Growth Fund the region is about to benefit from millions of dollars of infrastructure investment. Continue reading Far North NZ has grand plans
Car dealerships of old are a dying model…But dealerships themselves are only partly to blame. Continue reading Demise of the dealership
More aggressive styling and a more efficient engine. Continue reading Toyota’s New Highlander
This is a ripping yarn encompassing our own heritage during the Victorian-era colonial expansionist phrase.
Continue reading LEGACY OF STRANGERS
On the flight from Paris (CDG) to Shanghai (Pu Dong) on China Eastern Airlines, one thing was abundantly clear. There were very few Europeans on board. I could see about 10 on the A330-200 that has a capacity of 220 or thereabouts. So Paris was a good introduction to Shanghai. Approaching Pu Dong Airport in the early hours of the morning it was also abundantly … Continue reading ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN SHANGHAI
Liz Swanton finds delight in motoring history Continue reading The ABC of Car Museums
The Bay of Islands was an important part of New Zealand’s defence strategy… Continue reading DISCOVERING FORTRESS NORTHLAND
By Sandy Myhre Busan is Korea’s second most-populace city next to Seoul. It is a port city in the south and on a sunny day in early June 2018, history was made, not in a way that is immediately apparent but significant nonetheless. For the first time at an Asian motor show, three women journalists were there as a group, at the initiative of Hyundai. The … Continue reading HYUNDAI AND KIA BY DESIGN
By Sara Dinnen Living in a small town, one has two options. My home town is in the Far North of New Zealand, so it could be considered the tip, the head, the apex of the country. Actually, Māori consider it the tail of the legendary fish Māui, so in that sense it could also be considered the arse end of the country. Either way, … Continue reading FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS – TWO BOOKS OF VASTLY DIFFERING COMPETENCE.
What started as a protest in 2011 by Manal al-Sharif, has finally ended a decades-long battle. Continue reading SAUDI WOMEN CELEBRATE
Hoping to capture tourism growth and eminently suited to do so is the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. With 260 kilometres of sea encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands replete with sandy shorelines overlooked by natural bush, it surely is a tourist mecca. Continue reading WHY BAY OF ISLANDS TOURISM IS ON THE RISE
It’s the age-old question; what do you do with the kids in the school holidays or even for a weekend away? Continue reading RIGHT UP THE FAMILY VALLEY
Here, finally, is a BMW within reach of those who don’t consider themselves rich – and that’s most of us. Continue reading A BMW WITHIN REACH