More news than you can shake a stick at.

What’s happening in our world and yours?

If you have something newsworthy or think we need to write about, please email [email protected]

Archive: 2024

Charging

17 April 2024

Electric Cars.

Over the past few years we’ve seen a surge in electric car sales both worldwide and in NZ, but recent headlines suggest the love affair with going electric might be fading as more issues come to light about the viability of fully electric battery cars. “Hertz sells one-third of EV fleet”. �...

Read post
Cobra excess

17 April 2024

Let's Talk about Excess

What is an excess?. Your policy excess is the amount you agree to contribute towards the cost of any claim. Star, subject to the policy conditions, pays the rest of the reasonable claim costs. How does an excess work?. Just like your vehicle, excesses are unique and individual to the specific ...

Read post
Tiger Hero 1 Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Feral Feline

Triumph NZ has thrown us the key to a brand new Tiger 1200 Rally Pro to do with as we wish. So, we headed straight for the South Island. WORDS & PHOTOS: Ben Wilkins. Most bike tests here in New Zealand involve picking up the review bike from the importer, keeping it for a couple of weeks to try...

Read post
David Hero Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Why I Ride - David McDonald

Business Manager David McDonald from Christchurch tells us how riding is now a family affair after giving up motorbikes to raise his children. What do you ride?. "I ride an 2021 Indian Challenger Dark Horse. I love the size and freedom that comes with a large motorbike. The enjoyment of hitting the ...

Read post
Logan Hero Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Why I Ride - Logan Olausen

Graphic Designer Logan Olausen from Golden Bay tells us how a TV show planted the seed, but it was a trip to Vietnam that started his love affair with adventure riding. WORDS: Tara Papworth  PHOTOS: Supplied. When did you get into riding?. “I grew up in Auckland and rode 125cc dirt bikes with my...

Read post
Hero3 CamperCare

21 February 2024

Putaruru - Past & Present

A unique museum, water and walks Story by Sheryl Bainbridge Photos Neill & Sheryl Bainbridge. For years we’ve driven past the New Zealand Timber Museum on the main road just south of Putāruru saying ‘we must stop one day’. ‘One day’ arrived, and we spent an absorbing couple of hours ...

Read post
Hero2 CamperCare

21 February 2024

Accessibility on Trails

Opening the gate – removing barriers to accessing our great outdoors Words Mark Inglis. Between losing his legs at 23 years old due to frostbite and then going on to be the first double amputee to have stood on the roof of the world, the summit of Mount Everest, Mark has carved out careers as a s...

Read post
Hero CamperCare

21 February 2024

Enjoy The Many Faces Of Otago

Explore and immerse yourself in the magnificent Otago this summer  Story Cecilia Huang (Department of Conservation) Photos as credited. Otago is your all season go-to place. It’s renowned for its amazing diversity - mountains, lakes, alpine lakes, river valleys, beech forests, waterfalls, glacie...

Read post

It looks like your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site. Click here to update.

Call now
Call Icon