News: Updated mobile pages launched for Auto Media Group sites

IMG_1823Auto Media Group, the publisher of AutoTalk, has relaunched its mobile websites, offering a more functional experience for those reading on their mobile device.

The new mobile options are available on our www.autotalk.co.nz, www.autotalk.com.au, www.dieseltalk.co.nz and www.carandsuv.co.nz options.

The sites automatically appear when the sites are visited from smaller mobile devices. Continue reading “Updated mobile pages launched for Auto Media Group sites” »

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News: Mercedes Benz partners with NZ Fashion Week for second year

11417236_1470428453270878_302725150_nMercedes-Benz New Zealand is has signed up again again as an Elite Partner of New Zealand Fashion Week, and will recognise Kate Sylvester as the 2015 ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer.

The ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ accolade is a global initiative which recognises designers who ‘demonstrate dedication to the use of high quality materials, innovative design and unique style’.

Kate Sylvester joins recipients including designers such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Badgely Mischka and Dame Trelise Cooper. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz partners with NZ Fashion Week for second year” »

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News: Three years of advantage in LCV accessories

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Vehicle accessories manufacturer Best Bars is celebrating three years of successfully marketing its Advantage brand of products for light commercial vehicles.

The Advantage range can be obtained through many automotive outlets and new vehicle dealerships within New Zealand.

“When we introduced the Advantage brand our intention was to provide a reputable aftermarket option for customers to be able to purchase vehicle accessories for their new light commercial vehicle,” says Best Bars sales and marketing general manager John Frear. Continue reading “Three years of advantage in LCV accessories” »

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News: Restraint fix gains NP300 Navara five stars

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The new Nissan NP300 Navara has achieved a five-star ANCAP safety rating after the Japanese manufacturer fixed a fault with the top tether of a child restraint.

Despite slight differences in specification, all dual, king and single cab variants of the Navara have achieved the rating. It now joins a small group of light commercial vehicles who have also achieved the rating.

The Navara performed well in the most recent round of testing, meeting 2015 five star standards in physical crash performance and in the provision of key safety features and safety technologies. Continue reading “Restraint fix gains NP300 Navara five stars” »

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News: Forklift drivers get their own reality TV show

WFL_Ep1_8_Forklift_Golf_NickA group of New Zealand forklift drivers working for a number of local companies will go head-to-head in a new reality television series to find the best forklift operator.

The World Forklift League is the world’s first nationally televised forklift driver championship says Maori Television and it will premier on the channel on Thursday, August 6 at 8pm.

Five teams, made up of a forklift operator plus one or two support crew, from companies including Fonterra, Cadbury and PlaceMakers will take part in the 11-week elimination series hosted by comedian Mike King. Continue reading “Forklift drivers get their own reality TV show” »

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News: Turners looking for high miler

14118997abTurners are handling the sale of an incredibly high-mileage Toyota Hiace, and looking for other similarly high mileage vehicles.

The company is offering a $100 fuel voucher to people who post other similarly impressive mileages on their Facebook page.

The ute being self is a 2.4-litre diesel 1993 model, that had covered 1,211,493kms by one owner. If it were a space shuttle, the Christchurch-built ute would be on the return leg of its second trip to the moon. Continue reading “Turners looking for high miler” »

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News: DriveLive initiative saves drivers time and money

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The New Zealand Transport Agency is using high-tech bluetooth and WIFI sensors that collect and share live traffic information to help drivers plan ahead and work out the best time to travel.

A network of BlipTrack sensors, from Denmark-based BLIP Systems, have been installed by the NZTA on roads around Auckland International Airport, Kãpiti, Tauranga, and parts of the Bay of Plenty.

These sensors record in real-time, journey times, and queue wait times from sites around the North Island of New Zealand. Continue reading “DriveLive initiative saves drivers time and money” »

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News: SUV variant to follow new Toyota Hilux

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Toyota Motor Corporation has simultaneously unveiled a new seven-seat SUV in Thailand and Australia which shares the underpinnings of the recently revealed 2015 Hilux, and it too will be also be launched in New Zealand.

Toyota New Zealand general manager-product Spencer Morris confirmed today that the new Thai-built Fortuner SUV will be launched locally after the debut of the new Hilux, and that there will be a range of model grades for customers to choose from.

The Fortuner will join the growing number of ute-based diesel-powered seven-seat SUVs sourced from Thailand, including the soon to be launched Ford Everest, the Holden Colorado 7, the Isuzu MU-X, and the Mitsubishi Challenger. Continue reading “SUV variant to follow new Toyota Hilux” »

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