Catherine Pattison

Motocross: Another Veitch tears up dirt

Motocross: Another Veitch tears up dirt

The surname Veitch is synonymous with motorcycles in Dunedin, so it is no wonder the youngest male member, Grason (13), is a motocross star in the making.

Rallying: Off to Argentina on Otago Rally high

Rallying: Off to Argentina on Otago Rally high

Last year Hayden Paddon received a huge WRC confidence boost after winning the Otago Rally in a 2WD Escort - so what will winning it by a record-breaking margin in 2016 do for his driving?

Rallying: Second place well beyond expectations

Rallying: Second place well beyond expectations

Although Hayden Paddon stole the show with a record winning margin in the Drivesouth Rally of Otago, Ben Hunt's brand new Subaru WRX STi had a promising debut, finishing second yesterday.

Paddon leaves rally records behind in cloud of dust

Paddon leaves rally records behind in cloud of dust

Hayden Paddon really outdid himself when he won the two-day Drivesouth Rally of Otago by a whopping 9min 22sec yesterday, in his Hyundai i20.

Ultimate in anniversary presents

Ultimate in anniversary presents

First world problem - what does the man who has everything buy for an anniversary?In Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn's case, he settled on a $4.2million Aston Martin Vulcan to commemorate the three years since the Cromwell race track first opened its gates.

Motorsport: Hunt enthusiastic about just-finished

Motorsport: Hunt enthusiastic about just-finished

The 2015 national rally champion Ben Hunt has some brand new wheels that he will dial up into competition mode for the first time tomorrow.

Motorsport: Kiwi duo part of 2WD fast gang of four

Motorsport: Kiwi duo part of 2WD fast gang of four

They regularly challenge the 4WDs for sheer speed, so this weekend's Otago Rally provides a welcome 2WD battleground for quick Kiwis Derek Ayson and Marcus van Klink.

Rallying: Paddon to debut Hyundai

Rallying: Paddon to debut Hyundai

Otago crowds will get the first glimpse of Hayden Paddon in his new specifically designed rally car.

Mountain biking: Young rider literally has home advantage

Mountain biking: Young rider literally has home advantage

For many mountain bikers, accessing tracks for training means chucking the bike on a car and travelling to a suitable spot, but Hawea Flat's Paul Wright literally rides off his back doorstep, down a series of steps, through a gate and straight on to the 4.5km track winding its way around his family's hillside property.

Motocross: Columb fourth, despite starting woes

Motocross: Columb fourth, despite starting woes

Queenstown's Scott Columb started his New Zealand Motocross Championships campaign with a solid fourth place in the opening round at Pleasant Point on Sunday.