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Video: Crazy Kiwi skateboarders draw ire for passing trucks at high speed on busy road

Longboarding at 56+ mph – Click above to watch video after the jump

Hulme CanAm supercars said to be struggling to find investors

Hulme CanAm – Click above for high-res image gallery

World's first motorcycle hearse? [w/video]

Motorcycle Hearse – Click above to watch video after the jump

Video: Mooning spectator causes New Zealand rally crash

Mark Tapper under the full moon – Click above to watch video after the jump

Killacycle goes Kiwi hunting

Having conquered all on this part of the planet and with its quarter-mile record of 7.864 seconds @ 169 mph, the Killacycle is going Kiwi hunting. Yes, the world's fastest cordless drill on wheels has been boxed up and is headed to

eBay Find of the Day: 1967 Nissan Prince Skyline 2000GT

1967 Nissan Prince Skyline 2000GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

Mitsubishi iMiEV New Zealand tour 'Tubed and Twittered

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Greenstage to bring electric competitor to the track

Mitsubishi may be bringing an electric passenger car to the streets of New Zealand but one of their own is building an electric race car for its tracks. Greenstage revealed to the Kiwi public their vision of an all-electric race car at the recently-held Speed Show and it looks pretty sweet. Using the space-frame

MDI's AIRPod coming to New Zealand

Looking like just about every other three-wheeled, joystick-controlled, compressed air-driven car we've ever seen, the AIRPod by MDI will be available to lease in New Zealand soon. MDI has an agreement with IndraNet Technologies to market them in the land of the M?ori and, according to an article in the New Zealand Herald, they could be arrivi

Kiwi supercar coming in 2008

The recently launched Caparo T1 may already have met its match, and it comes from an unlikely source. New Zealand based Hulme Supercars Ltd. is planning to build an extreme race-car-for-the-road called the Hulme. Powered by a 5.0L V8 engine sourced from BMW, the Hulme develops 550 HP, but weighs in around 1175 kg, which is quite a bit more than the Caparo. The company hopes to begin production next year and claims it can buil

1,000 tonnes (1.3 million liters) of heavy fuel oil on burning ship near the South Pole

I ran across this article on Treehugger today, and thought I'd share it with you. It seems that a Japanese whaling ship is currently adrift and on fire near the South Pole. According to New Zealand, there is a danger to some 250,000 pairs of breeding penguins and other local wildlife. The captain of the ship has stayed aboard, along with 30 members of the original crew. The crew states that the fire is underneath the deck, above the engine room. They have "contained

New Zealand looks at higher scrappage rate to improve emissions, fuel economy

New Zealand wants to improve the overall fuel economy of the nation's vehicles, and scrapping older vehicles is part of the plan. Automakers say lawmakers need to take action rather than continuing to review and discuss more options. Besides restricting the age of imported used vehicles, officials are considering a sales-weighted