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// Auckland and Northland remain at Level 4, rest of NZ prepares for Level 3

All of New Zealand, south of the Auckland boundary, will move to level 3 at 11.59pm on Tuesday. Auckland and Northland will remain in level 4, likely for a further two weeks,

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// Loan company to repay $7m

Business agrees to lower loan establishment fee after contravening Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.

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// THL posts $14.3m loss but vehicle sales rise

Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) has posted a net loss after tax of $14.3 million for its full-year result, down $34.3m on 2020.

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// Watch: Hyundai teases interesting hydrogen EV sports car

What makes Hyundai fascinating is that it’s got a foot in both camps in the debate of electric cars versus hydrogen cars.

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// A German company has (almost) built an electric Kei car

A German company has built a tiny city car – that is pretty close to being a German version of a Kei car – and it’s awesome.

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// Big enough? Chevrolet’s massive Silverado HD confirmed for NZ

General Motors’ successor to Holden has locked in plans to introduce an enormous new ute in New Zealand.

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// ‘Cheap’ buff electric ute revealed by American start-up

You get the feeling that the electric ute segment is going to explode over the next few years, given the amount of projects that have been revealed by big players and start-ups respectively.

// Peter Brock’s controversial ‘energy polarizer’ for sale for $10,000

By now most people know that nine-time Bathurst 1000 winner Peter Brock was a fairly complex character,


IN OTHER NEWS

// Remember when the Commodore ute was a star?

Back in the early 2000s, Holden was going great guns as anything wearing a Commodore badge was a guaranteed sales success.

// Nissan joins UN zero emissions campaign

Nissan has become the first Japanese carmaker to join the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, accelerating its full electrification and carbon neutrality goals.

// Logistics group eyes shake-up

Business predicts momentum in the domestic economy will continue but warns of short-term supply and capacity constraints.

// Teslas less likely to catch fire than traditional cars, says Tesla

Plenty has been written about electric cars and fires. Just this month General Motors confirmed a huge sweeping recall for all of its Chevrolet Bolt EVs over potential fire risk.

// Skoda nearly built the coolest car of all time. Twice.

Back in the 1970s, Skoda nearly built what could have been the coolest car of all time. Well, it did build one, but considering nobody can buy it, that doesn’t count.

// Great Wall electric ute to offer 450km of range. Is that enough?

We still don’t know a huge amount about Great Wall Motors’ in-the-pipeline electric variant of the Cannon double-cab ute.

// Audi’s new electrification strategy spells the end for ICE models

Audi has revealed its new electrification strategy, called ‘Vorsprung 2030’, which has also spelt the end of its combustion-powered chapter.


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// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Calculator

Input vehicle make and/or model to calculate if the car will receive a rebate, fee or sits in the zero band (no change).