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GM interns create cars for 2020

August 22, 2008/10.16

From as close as Detroit to as far away as China, 21 students around the world were chosen to design and engineer a hydrogen-powered car for the year 2020 as a part of the Annual Design Internship Program, by General Motors.    Each team of interns had a designer, an engineer, a sculptor, and a […]

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Renault’s better solutions to using petrol

June 29, 2008/6.57

We have to admit to being a little sceptical of some hybrids. For example, 2007’s Honda Accord Hybrid managed to get a mileage of 1 mpg better than the four-cylinder petrol model and 2 mpg than the V6, according to Consumer Reports. So when Tesla announced its roadster in 2006, we thought it’d be a […]

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A day at Pukekohe: Audi launches three models

June 26, 2008/11.45

Today was a fun day: ?ying to Pukekohe for the launch of three Audis.    The ?rst was the Audi TTS—the TT with a turbocharged two-litre, replacing the V6 (which I drove last year) in the New Zealand market. I always said that the car could do with this powerplant, which is also in the […]

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Welcome to Planet Green

June 6, 2008/10.32

On June 4, 2008, we said, ‘Welcome,’ to Planet Green, Discovery’s new channel replacing Discovery Home. And the welcome is felt extra-strongly because one of the channel’s personalities and board advisers is none other than Lucire editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes.    She tells me that there is a Wasted show that is based on the one […]

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2005: Summer Rayne Oakes’s first appearance in Lucire

April 6, 2008/10.12

It’s been three years since Summer Rayne Oakes first appeared in Lucire, as a feature interviewee rather than a member of the team. Since then, the association between the magazine and Ms Oakes has strengthened, with her taking the acting editor’s role in 2006 and as editor-at-large from 2007. Here are some shots from that […]

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Saving the environment is in the jeans

March 13, 2008/2.22

As part of our partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it’s our pleasure to present its latest video in combatting climate change.    Don’t stop reading, it’s not that laborious. Its latest TVC is stylishly made, with music by Etienne de Crécy, and offers some genuinely painless tips on looking after your denim […]

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Money no object for green motoring, say Australian women

January 30, 2008/10.36

In the ’box today: Australian women’s motoring website SheBuys.com.au has found in a survey that 85 per cent of Australian women say that ‘money is no object when it comes to being green’. It also revealed that a third of all women would trade in their car for an environmentally friendly scooter. ‘With increasing pressure for an […]

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New Corvette and Caddy are hardly gas misers

January 17, 2008/5.16

General Motors’ latest video is pretty unconvincing. While it has alternative-fuel cars at the Detroit Auto Show on this week, the ones that are ready for sale are, for want of a better term, gas guzzlers. And they need to be promoted. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 and Cadillac CTS-V look the business, and GM says that it’s […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary, national hero, passes away

January 11, 2008/0.58

I don’t think anyone in this country, especially those of us in the media, could not pay some form of tribute to Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, NZOM, KG, who passed away aged 88 in Auckland Hospital today.    Sir Edmund, the ?rst man to conquer Mt Everest, is considered a national hero in New Zealand and before […]

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