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May 2019

NZ4WD is for people interested in 4WD vehicles and the lifestyle activities associated with them. It covers a range of topics of interest to the 4WD vehicle buyer and driver. It aims to provide a wide range of information covering vehicle selection (new and used), 4WD destinations both New Zeland and International, accessories and upgrading, 4WD clubs and 4WD sport, lifestyle activities associated with 4WD, adventure and track stories and technical articles

New Zealand
Adrenalin Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues


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Editor Ross MacKay EMAIL: editor@nz4wd.co.nz Events Manager Ashley Lucas EMAIL: Ashley@nz4wd.co.nz Designer Rob James EMAIL: rob@adrenalin.co.nz Contributors: Geoff Anders, David Coxon, Peter Vahry Advertising Manager Niki O'Brien EMAIL: niki@nz4wd.co.nz Advertising Manager Annie Cope EMAIL: annie@adrenalin.co.nz Group Sales Manager Dan Prestige EMAIL: dan@nz4wd.co.nz Publisher Cathy Parker EMAIL: cathy@adrenalin.co.nz Subscriptions Manager & Enquiries Annette Colbert EMAIL: subs@nz4wd.co.nz…

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clean up our act!

NZ4WD editor Ross MacKay. The tone of her voice alerted me straight away. This wasn’t going to be one of my wife Delia’s usual mid-to-late afternoon ‘how-was-your-day-and-when-can-we-expect-you-home?’ calls.“Have you heard,” she asked. “It’s awful. There’s been a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch. It’s all over the TV. They think that 27 people have been shot!”The day was Friday, the date March 15, 2019. And – if anything – the news only got worse as – for the next 48 hours – the terrible, twisted evil that prompted a 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant to shoot and kill 50 and seriously injure over 40 more was played out on TV, radio, newspapers, and of course, on social media.Like most Kiwis I couldn’t help but be drawn to the blow-by-blow…

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countdown is on for suzuki extreme 4x4 challenge

Last year Andrew & Amy Garner ended up second despite getting beached on the Hermansen tyres. The countdown has begun for the 2019 Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge. The day is Sunday, the date April 28.The Suzuki Challenge is an annual made-for-television 4x4 Trials showcase created and hosted by local 4x4 Trials guru Dan Cowper and his business, Cowper Trucks, at 2278 SH3 Turakina (near Whanganui, Ed).Come along and check out this unique and exciting motorsport event which this year will pitch NZ’s top 10 trucks as qualified in the National 4x4 series take on insanely steep hills, jumps, bottomless bog holes and the speed course.The event has been specially created for spectator viewing and TV film production. For the last four years the Suzuki Extreme 4x4 Challenge has…

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suzuki marks vitara milestone with upgrade

The new Vitara. The same, but better! Suzuki has upgraded its Vitara five-door for 2019.The updated model can be distinguished from the front by a vertical chrome accent/ five-slotted grille plus changes to the lower sections of both the front and rear bumpers, and from the back by new taillights which now incorporate LEDs.Suzuki has also added two new colours with bright Solar Yellow Pearl Metallic and Ice Greyish Blue Metallic and contrasting Cosmic Black roof.Inside there is a new 4.2-inch colour LCD in the instrument cluster which on the AllGrip models shows four-wheel-drive mode and hill descent control animations.All facelift models also get a new front centre armrest with console box.The upgraded model comes as standard with 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels fitted with R17 215/55 series tyres,…

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lvv consultation process

The LVVTA is committed to a collaborative approach in the development and ongoing improvement of Low Volume Vehicle Standards for modified vehicles.This process enables the vehicle modification industry, and affected vehicle owners and modifiers, to provide their input on LVV standards before amendments are made to the standards. For this, LVVTA seeks open and honest feedback from the vehicle modification industry, and the enthusiast sector including suggested amendments, alterations or additions.Documents open for consultation can also be found here: https://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents.html#consultation. The LVVTA is currently consulting on LVV Wheels & Tyres Standard All submissions received will be analysed and where appropriate the submissions will be incorporated into the LVV standards. If necessary, we will undertake further consultation with key groups or individuals before finalising amendments. How to make a…

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auckland 4wd club anniversary

On the weekend of the 6th and 7th of April 2019 the Auckland 4WD Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary.Three weekend events were arranged with the idea of bringing together current and past members, associates and friends to enjoy some memories from over last 50 years.On Saturday afternoon there was a Vehicle Car Park Show with some of the iconic vehicles from over the years accompanied by club trucks plus a select few of the latest 4WD offerings.In the evening there was an informal dinner with a few drinks and more reminiscing, while the weekend was completed with a drive on the Sunday afternoon.NZ4WD will have full coverage of the Golden Jubilee event in the June issue.…