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Up-a Class – Mercedes-AMG C 43 review

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Review New Zealand

Mercedes-AMG C 43 review New Zealand Ok, so bitter/sweet phone calls are part of life but when Mercedes NZ called to say that they had to cancel the new C200 they had me booked in to review I have to say I felt a little deflated, however, this dismay was short lived as they quickly […]

Holden’s US of DNA – Holden Acadia

Holden - Acadia location photoshoot

Holden Acadia New Zealand – First drive review Let’s face it, when it comes to large and luxurious Trucks, RV’s and SUV’s the United States of America really does fly the flag. It’s an automotive nation full of freeways and roadside diners, pink slips and road trips. I personally view the country itself as one […]

On Tour with the Tourneo – Ford Tourneo Custom review

Ford Tourneo Custom Review New Zealand

Ford Tourneo Custom review New Zealand Ford NZ – Although terrific fun, having the extended family over from abroad is always going to be a slightly disjointed and somewhat harrowing time. Aside from the obvious disruption to everyday life, there is the underlying need to amuse and entertain plus the added uncomfortable fun that comes […]

Raising the game – Maserati Levante S GranSport

Maserati Levante S GranSport Review New Zealand

Maserati Levante S GranSport Review New Zealand As many of you are probably aware (after all you’re a bright bunch), the translation of the Italian word Levante means ‘to rise’ as in ‘the sun rising in the east’, thus making it the ideal moniker for Maserati’s SUV. Call it fate or sublime forethought, but the […]

Soul-ful – Mazda CX-3 Review

Mazda CX-3 Review New Zealand

Mazda CX-3 Review New Zealand When launched onto the market in 2015, Mazda’s sub-compact SUV the CX-3, came loaded with flair, athleticism and electronic wizardry. But it would appear that with its latest refresh, they have further upped the ante with smoother styling, increased performance and a whole host of cutting-edge technology. So, the big […]

Dancing to your own Tune – JBL TUNE600BTNC


Planes, trains and Automobiles (ie busses), let’s face it travellers and commuters, the world can be an annoyingly noisy place, made even moreso when you’re packed in tightly next to your fellow man (or woman) and forced to listen to what’s going on in Shortland Street or who is going to a baking competition. It’s […]

Speaker of the house – Harman Kardon Allure

Harman Kardon Allure

It seems rather odd to refer my son’s (often inane) questions to a speaker, but that is exactly what I have been doing ever since the Harman Allure arrived at our house. As my 8-year old continues to learn about the world we live in and beyond, the barrage of questions is relentless. As a […]

What goes on in Vegas – VW California Review

VW California Ocean T6 Review New Zealand

Volkswagen California Ocean Review New Zealand Las Vegas is the bright lights, big ‘sin’ city, in Nevada in the good ‘ol US of A. It’s a place of adventure (of sorts), gaming, shows and comes packed full of stories that you cannot talk about, ‘What goes on in Vegas…’ well you know the rest. A […]

Family Speedway – Honda HR-V RS review

Honda HR-V RS Review New Zealand

Honda HR-V RS review New Zealand Badge of honour, badge of office, badge of pride, badge of distinction… it seems that when it comes to badges, their list of uses and associations go on ad infinitum. From being a simple emblem or signification of merit, to portraying a sign of allegiance or even a statement […]

A Ragno Ragtop – Fiat 124 Spider Review

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth review New Zealand

Fiat 124 Spider Review New Zealand The Tarantula Wolf Spider (Lycosa tarantula ragno) is a spider native to Italy and in particular in the Apulia region towards the South West. It’s particularly active at night, possesses great vision and is very quick. With its roots based firmly from the Northern end of Italy comes another […]