Lake Ohau and the Hopkins River

It’s a real 2 for the price of one deal. Some of the most stunning camping spots in the country, most of them freedom camping for self-contained vehicles, and then some true South Island off-roading up to the end of Lake Ohau Road, and onto the Hopkins River Track. We’ve had a go at both...


First Impressions: New Defender

Today is the day. The media blackout has lifted, the all-new Land-Rover Defender is here in New Zealand, and available for test drives. It is just a stunning piece of machinery, and its DNA is obviously Land Rover. Sometimes you just want something so bad it hurts! I had the privilege of...



Throw Back Thursday – 2013 Top of the South Winch Challenge

Bogs, Boulders and Boys at the Top of the South Challenge! WORDS AND PICS BY LUCY JACKSON  Broken drive shafts were the order of the day at the first round of the 2013 Mainland Winch Challenge Series. The event was held at Mt Riley Farm over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, and saw trucks from...


It was all Ruiterman at Castlecraig – Again!

It’s just another day at the Office! You would have to be wondering if that thought was going through Carl Ruitermans’ mind, at the 2020 Daltons backed Castlecraig 250 Off-road Enduro where he took yet another win in the  E & H Motors prepared S-Class Yamaha YXZ But there...


Safari Pack adds extra punch to popular Suzuki

SUZUKI PRESS RELEASE A new limited edition of the latest generation Suzuki Vitara has added even more distinction to the popular compact SUV model. Additional to the existing five variations of the versatile Vitara are Safari-badged versions that major on personalising the car’s already...



Throwback Thursday – ORANZ 2013

Just before we bring you the latest round of racing from the Waikato, the Castlecraig 250, we thought this official ORANZ report would make an awesome throwback Thursday. As a bonus it includes a number of  spectacular photos from Mark Baker that probably remain unpublished till today...