Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Adams Takes Debut Victory At Rally of the North

Adams Takes Debut Victory At Rally of the North

Taranaki driver Nigel Adams has survived treacherous conditions to take a popular and well deserved victory in the Tanoa Paihia Hotel Rally of the North on Saturday.

Along with co-driver Tanya Gwynne, Adams won five of the day’s eight stages in his older Mitsubishi Evo 5 to take victory. The pair battled hard with 2011 event winners Dylan Turner and Malcolm Read until the pair left the road, leaving Adams with a comfortable gap across the afternoon, eventually coming home 37.5 seconds ahead of second placed Geof Argyle and Joelle Eyre. Third place went to Neil Marshall and Richy Carr, also of Taranaki.

The battle for top two-wheel drive honours was one of attrition. After two stages, Ian Wood held the lead in his Toyota Corolla, but retired after the stage with damaged suspension. That left Justin Glavish to take the lead, but he was soon overtaken by Tony McConachy’s motorcycle powered Toyota Starlet. McConachy retired at the start of stage six, handing the lead to veteran Grant Liston, but when he lost time on the penultimate stage with a puncture, Patrick Malley in his Ford Fiesta took the honours of top two-wheel drive.

As well as Adams (Class D) and Malley (Class C), class winners included Wayne Rowberry (Class E), Justin Glavish (Class A) and Eric Uhe (Class B). They lead home a field of 43 finishers, down on the 60 cars that took the start in Paihia earlier in the day.

As well as naming rights sponsor Tanoa Paihia Hotel, Rally of the North receives support from stage sponsors Suspension Direct, Hynds Pipe Systems, RCK Contractors, MRT Construction and LJ Hooker Manurewa.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks In Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>

Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Kevin Field Quintet

With the hardest pews in town and an icon of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorning the walls, St Peter's Church added a distinctly spiritual element to the debut of three new pieces by Kiwi jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field that celebrated our common humanity. More>>

Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland