The New Zealand Rally Championship is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship and, as such, attracts New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories for the prestigious MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned rally championship titles.

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The best 25 stages in NZ rallying – number 10

In our countdown of the top 25 stages in New Zealand rallying, our experts have locked in the top 10 stages. Number 10: Waipori Gorge (Otago) Regarded by Ken Block during his 2015 visit to the event as the best stage he’d ever driven, Waipori Gorge is an icon of the Otago Rally and, along

The best 25 stages in NZ rallying – 11-15

In our countdown of the top 25 stages in New Zealand rallying, our experts have locked in the stages ranked 16-20. Here’s how they finished. Number 15: Brooks (Maungaturoto) A favourite stage on Rally New Zealand events since the mid-1990s through until 2012 – Brooks is a staple stage in the Maungaturoto area and one

The best 25 stages in NZ rallying – 16-20

In our countdown of the top 25 stages in New Zealand rallying, our experts have locked in the stages ranked 16-20. Here’s how they finished. Number 20: Spur Road (Timaru) To put it simply, the Stadium Finance South Canterbury Rally is widely regarded as the fastest rally currently in the Brian Green Property Group New

The best 25 stages in NZ rallying – 21-25

In our countdown of the top 25 stages in New Zealand rallying, our experts have locked in the stages ranked 21-25. Here's how they finished. Number 25: Lady Lake (Westland) Consistently run as part of the Westland Rally in both directions, Lady Lake is a ‘blind’ stage driven with more commitment than any other in

The best 25 stages in NZ rallying – those that missed out

New Zealand rally roads are often described as the best in the world so we thought we would try and work out a best of the best list. We took ideas and opinion from the rally community, created a list of 25 stages and then asked our panel of experts to put them in order.

Bay of Plenty replaces Coromandel on NZRC calendar

October’s Battery Town Rally Bay of Plenty has replaced Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel as the final round of the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. New Zealand’s leading rally drivers will tackle some iconic stages – like Manawahe - made famous by being part of Rally New Zealand events in yesteryear

COVID forces cancellation of Coromandel

The latest COVID-19 outbreak has forced the cancellation of next month’s Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally Coromandel. The country will remain in Level 4 lockdown until Friday at the earliest, while Auckland is set to stay under the highest Alert Level until Tuesday next week. Dayle ITM Rally Coromandel was set to take place on Saturday

Star performers – our unsung heroes from Hawke’s Bay

Hayden Paddon rightly took all the limelight at the end of Kennedy Park Resort Napier Rally Hawke’s Bay on Saturday after the Hyundai driver banked his fourth straight win this season and wrapped up the championship in convincing fashion. Paddon is driving superbly and deserves every plaudit he gets. He has continued to lift his

From the Service Park – Rally Hawke’s Bay

The NZRC team were delighted to be back in the beautiful Hawke's Bay for the first time in a decade for a round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. See what rumours they were able to unearth while there. Paddon closes in on records Hayden Paddon drew level with Richard Mason

Paddon seals fifth title in return to Hawke’s Bay

Hayden Paddon claimed the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship by winning the Kennedy Park Resort Napier Rally Hawke’s Bay on Saturday in comprehensive fashion. The WRC rally winner joins Richard Mason as the most successful driver in the history of the championship with his fifth title, secured with a round to

       

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ABOUT THE NZRC

 
The New Zealand Rally Championship is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship. It attracts New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories for the prestigious MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned rally championship titles. In 2019, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.