Breakdowns are more common in the winter and road conditions can be really challenging, especially when rain, snow and ice can strike. Here’s how to stay safe… No matter how well equipped your own car is, if a lorry jack-knifes ahead of you, you’ll be stuck along with everyone else, so if you’re driving, pack […]
More thrills and allure from Suzuki new boosted Swift Sport. As anyone that’s played ‘Spot the Swift’ game on a road trip will attest, the Suzuki supermini is a very popular sight on New Zealand tarmac, with double-digit numbers coming in at an astonishing rate. Spotting the Sport model for extra points does take a...
BMW’s new X2 SUV, a sporty coupe that dares you to explore new directions. Daredevils are by nature thrill-seeking, exhibitionists. They are non-conformists, societies rules and views don’t apply, and they tend to push the boundaries to near breaking point wherever possible. So why did this spring to mind when I took to the wheel...
Designed and engineered in Germany, but refined Down Under, M2woman Editor test-drives the small car that’s a big deal for one of motoring’s most iconic marques. Coming up to two years of being a new parent, your before-baby identity can take a bit of a beating – of the makeup-less, style-less sort – which is […]
This past Monday a selection of women from all over New Zealand were invited to attend an exclusive Lexus Women’s Day at Hampton Downs Race track. When I found out I would be attending this day a flurry of conflicting emotions ran through me from “wow this is an amazing opportunity”, to “wow, I hope […]
I would like to think I am pretty open-minded, that I embrace change, or accept that time doesn’t stand still. I’d like to think that. However, in reality, I have a tendency to have a more conservative approach to things. I don’t enjoy change for change’s sake and there really must be a logical and well-orchestrated...
Being a Mother isn’t exactly a walk in the park – and one of the most dreaded moments for parents everywhere is when your kids decide to start taking on the road. Learning to drive is an interesting experience for everyone, I can still remember my Mum clutching to the seat belt as I hurtled […]
For the past 50 years, Continental Cars have been supplying New Zealand with some of the most desirable cars on the planet. However, for many people, getting behind the wheel of a supercar or sports car can be quite a daunting prospect; taming that many horses can often be a bit of a handful. So,...
SUV design is an evolving journey that has just taken an exciting turn as M2woman discovers… I hate to say it, but today’s new car market has become a sea of rather boring, jumped-up SUVs and crossovers – so much so that if you fast-forward a couple of decades or so, it seems there will […]
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand have just announced iconic fashion label Zambesi will be the brand’s designer for NZ Fashion Week 2017. The ‘Mercedes-Benz presents’ accolade Mercedes-Benz have been an elite partner of NZ Fashion Week for the last four years. The brand support over 60 fashion platforms around the world. The ‘Mercedes-Benz presents’ accolade began in […]
The new Mazda3 is a continuation. The designers at Mazda have developed a reputation for creating vehicles that stand out from other manufacturers in countless ways, and the new Mazda3 doesn’t buck the trend. Improving upon an already award-winning car is a difficult task, but the designers have outdone themselves. Andrew Clearwater, Mazda New Zealand […]
I’m very sorry if I am about to offend any roading designers (if that is indeed a job title) but North Island roads are a little boring. I understand that they aren’t actually meant to entertain us in any way. They are in fact there to provide a fairly utilitarian platform in order for us […]
This might come as a surprise to you but Hollywood has fooled us. It’s fooled us into thinking that a dystopian wasteland of a future lays waiting for us at the hand of computers. Yes, that very device that you are reading this on is apparently plotting your demise. That cute little smart device that […]
There are certain unwritten laws about starting a family. While an infant might bring with it the obvious changes to your domestic situation such as a floor full of brightly coloured plastic things, which at 3am aren’t actually that bright but are very sharp, and the fact that you are going to step out into the world […]