Driver Of Boy Racer Death Car To Be Charged

In May we wrote about four-year-old Nayan Woods. He was out walking with his six-year-old brother Jacob and his mother Emma on Linwood Ave, Christchurch (the city is the hoon capital of NZ) one evening when they were all hit by a car that had ‘lost control’ on a long, straight stretch of road. See…

Mosgiel’s “Had A Gutsfull” Of Boy Racers

A few days ago we published a blog about the road side killing of a young boy in an area of Christchurch infamous for its attraction to ‘boy racers’, or ‘hoons’ as they are called in New Zealand. See Hoon car kills kid – boy racers your time is up But Christchurch isn’t the only…

‘Hoon Car’ Driver Was Only 17 -Updated

23 May 2010 The driver of the ‘hoon car’ that left the road and ploughed into a mother and her 2 children, killing one of them and seriously injuring his older brother, in an area of Christchurch notorious for its boy racers, has been named and shamed by the NZ Herald: “Ash Austin, 17, was…

Hoon Car Kills Kid – Boy Racers Your Time Is Up

For an update to this story please see ‘Hoon car’ driver was only 17” Many of our regular readers already know that New Zealand has world’s second highest road death and injury rates, twice that of countries like the UK. Much of the tragic loss of life and injuries can be attributed to two major…

NZ Where Kids WILL Be Kids For Longer

But only by a year. Good news from the government today, they want to raise the driving age  from 15 to 16! This may make it a bit more inconvenient for some kids in rural areas to get around, but it’s no harder on them than it was when they were 14. Families will have…