• Ford Falcon is New Zealand Car of the Year

    Posted on January 12, 2009 by NZMWG in Car of the Year, Press Release.

    The latest FG-series Ford Falcon has been judged New Zealand’s Car of the Year by the country’s leading motoring writers and broadcasters. The FG-series Falcon, which was launched in mid-2008, is the first iteration of the long-standing Falcon family to have won New Zealand’s top automotive accolade. In reaching their decision, members of the New […]

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  • New Zealand Car of the Year finalists announced

    Posted on November 18, 2008 by NZMWG in Car of the Year, Press Release.

    Nine cars, ranging from stylish superminis and everyday compact hatchbacks through to medium-sized sports utilities, large saloons and luxury cars have made the cut as finalists for the 2008 New Zealand Car of the Year Award. Voted for annually by more than three dozen established motoring journalists, each of whom is a member of the […]

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  • Parking on verges could be illegal

    Posted on October 13, 2008 by NZMWG in Press Release.

    Parking on the grass could be illegal if the Government has its way. “The rule amendment is one of many likely to pass unnoticed, as it’s part of a bigger raft of changes to Land Transport rules headlined by amendments to the cell phone regulations,” says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin. “The government’s […]

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  • Motoring Writers go public

    Posted on October 10, 2008 by NZMWG in Press Release.

    New Zealand’s professional motoring journalist body has gone public – with a website. “Television, radio and print media seeking expert comment on the industry often struggle to find reputable commentators,” says Guild president Jacqui Madelin. “The website makes it easy to find which writers are members, what specialist topics they cover, and how to contact […]

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  • Guild President Elected

    Posted on August 25, 2008 by NZMWG in Press Release.

    Immediate Release Jacqui Madelin has been elected to a third term as president of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild. The Guild is a professional association of around 40 motoring journalists working for newspapers, magazines, internet websites, radio and television. Each year its members select the New Zealand Car of the Year, currently held by […]

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  • Stocks honoured – award recognises years of service to Kiwi motorists

    Posted on July 18, 2008 by NZMWG in Neil Nelson Award, Press Release.

    Immediate release   Stella Stocks is the latest recipient of the prestigious Neil Nelson award, presented annually by the New Zealand Motoring Writers Guild. The award is presented to the person judged to have made a significant contribution to the motoring industry, and honours the memory of the late Neil Nelson of Palmerston North, former […]

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  • Motoring writers call for lap belt ban

    Posted on April 25, 2008 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release “Ban lap-only seatbelts,” says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin. Using a seatbelt is safer in a crash than using no belt. But lap-only seat belts cause far greater injuries than three-point belts. “The problem is that because they’re legally fitted, drivers don’t realise the damage they can do. Any seat that […]

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  • Mazda2 is New Zealand 2007 Car of the Year

    Posted on January 8, 2008 by NZMWG in Car of the Year, Press Release.

    The new Mazda2 been judged New Zealand’s Car of the Year by the country’s leading motoring writers and broadcasters. The baby of Mazda’s New Zealand range, the Mazda2 has won top Kiwi honours hot on the heels of taking out the equivalent award in Japan, and finishing runner-up in the European Car of the Year […]

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  • Parents key to young driver safety

    Posted on September 11, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release, Road Safety.

    Immediate Release Parents are key to young driver safety, says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president, Jacqui Madelin. “Too many parents assume they’re doing their kids a favour when they let them drive,” she says. “They’re not – an extended period of supervised driving is vital to nurture safe drivers.” Your safest time behind the wheel […]

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  • Eco fuel not the silver bullet

    Posted on August 2, 2007 by NZMWG in Press Release.

    Immediate Release The announcement that Gull will sell E10 biofuel from three service stations from this week is a positive step, says NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild president Jacqui Madelin, but it’s not the magic bullet that guarantees clean air and sustainable motoring. “The Guild applauds a decision that shows New Zealand is at last catching […]

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