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Peugeot Delivers Safe SUV for Mum & Dad Buyers

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 8:48 am | Automobile Association

The family car market in New Zealand has had a solid new addition to its ranks with the release of the new Peugeot 3008, which has just achieved a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating. More >>

NZ Finally Increasing Best Weapon Against Drink Driving

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:17 pm | Automobile Association

Alcohol interlocks becoming a mandatory sentence is one of the most significant blows against drink driving in New Zealand’s history, says the Automobile Association. More >>

New Auckland transport package a welcome prospect

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:05 am | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the prospect of increased Central Government investment in Auckland transport infrastructure, and says that an early start on key projects is vital if Auckland is to keep ahead of the growth curve. More >>

Three Stars Not Good Enough for Family-Focussed LDV G10

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:44 am | Automobile Association

Families looking for a new people mover should give the LDV G10 a miss, says the AA, after it received a rare 3 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating. More >>

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 4:18 pm | Automobile Association

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns With snow, heavy rain and gales predicted to cause days of travel disruptions for much of the South Island and lower North Island, the AA is reminding drivers to take their time on the roads and avoid ... More >>

New Land Rover Ticks The Right Boxes for Kiwi Families

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:13 am | Automobile Association

The list of safe cars that New Zealand families can choose from has grown after the latest Land Rover Discovery achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating across all its diesel variants. More >>

Don’t let Auckland stall while congestion charging explored

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:11 am | Automobile Association

7 JUNE 2017 Don’t let Auckland stall while congestion charging explored Transport officials are making important strides in exploring congestion charging in Auckland, but they can’t lose sight of the city’s more immediate transport issues, says ... More >>

Kiwis prefer trainers to TVs in winter

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:19 am | Automobile Association

More than half of us think of ourselves as home-bodies over winter, according to a new AA Traveller survey, but we’re a lot more active than we give ourselves credit for. More >>

New cars hit the market with stellar safety rating

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:54 am | Automobile Association

The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan have hit the New Zealand new car market with an impressive 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Both vehicles did well across the various crash scenarios and tests, providing high standards of safety for the driver ... More >>

Be smart about your speed this Road Safety Week

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:33 am | Automobile Association

Go at the right speed for the right conditions is the message the AA would like drivers to take on board this Road Safety Week. More >>

Emphasis on off-peak domestic travel vital for tourism

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:40 pm | Automobile Association

It’s clear Kiwis like to travel. In 2016 New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number made in 2000. More >>

Great Wall Motors ute fails safety grade – AA

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:49 am | Automobile Association

Those in the market for a new ute should avoid the Great Wall Motors Steed if buyers value safety performance. More >>

BMW ticks plenty of safety boxes with 520d

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:59 am | Automobile Association

AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says the BMW 520d achieved high scores for adult and child occupant protection and also pedestrian protection. More >>

AA calls for please explain on price rises

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 3:04 pm | Automobile Association

The Automobile Association is calling for fuel companies to explain to motorists why the national price of fuel rose 5 cents per litre during January, despite no increase in commodity prices or a drop in the exchange rate. More >>

ANCAP 2 star safety rating for Ford Mustang

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:19 am | Automobile Association

There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Mustang in New Zealand. Pre-launch hype generated a significant buzz with those keen to buy an all-American right-hand drive muscle car. More >>

AA Traveller’s favourite family beaches

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:44 pm | Automobile Association

Packing the car full of kids, stuff and maybe the dog can be an ordeal, but the hardest part is finding somewhere everyone actually wants to go. More >>

Latest ratings shed light on commitment to safety

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:31 am | Automobile Association

Toyota has reenergised its Avensis with a number of safety upgrades earning it a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. More >>

Kiwis identify the best spots for when you’ve just got to go

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:41 pm | Automobile Association

Fresh cut flowers, the existence of toilet paper (as opposed to none), art, architecture, music and even attendants also make for a memorable pitstop. More >>

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:34 pm | Automobile Association

The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. More >>

Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:11 am | Automobile Association

Media Release: Wednesday 21 December 2016 Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer You’re on the motorway surrounded in traffic when suddenly your car breaks down – what do you do? For many people their first instinct is ... More >>

 

 

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