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AA backs actions to reduce visiting driver crashes

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 1:30 pm | Automobile Association

AA backs actions to reduce visiting driver crashes The AA is welcoming the Government’s announcement today of a range of road safety improvements set to be rolled out in areas with high rates of crashes involving visiting drivers. “We have nearly 3 ... More >>

High demand for AA Traveller’s NZ Cycle Trail Guide

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:36 am | Automobile Association

High demand for AA Traveller’s NZ Cycle Trail Guide Hot on the heels of the launch of the first New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide, the AA is gearing up for a second – this time bigger and better. In January, AA Traveller launched the 2015 edition of ... More >>

Watch out for kids as schools start back

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:18 pm | Automobile Association

The AA is reminding all drivers to be extra careful as schools start for 2015. Many primary schools will be starting on Monday, so the roads will be busy in the mornings and afternoons with schoolkids and parents. More >>

Cycle trails can stimulate domestic tourism growth

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:06 pm | Automobile Association

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis pedal their way around millions of kilometres of roads and tracks in New Zealand every year. The AA is working on encouraging more to do so in an effort to build encourage further economic growth in the domestic sector. More >>

Tragic increase in annual road toll

Wednesday, 31 December 2014, 1:00 pm | Automobile Association

Tragic increase in annual road toll A big increase in road deaths in 2014 is extremely sad and disappointing, says the Automobile Association. More >>

The people have spoken – Mazda3 earns top honours, again

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 9:10 am | Automobile Association

Mazda3 has earned accolades from the public following its top billing at the New Zealand Car of the Year earlier this month. More >>

Government delivers realistic land transport investment plan

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:09 pm | Automobile Association

Government delivers realistic land transport investment plan The AA has welcomed the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2015/16 - 2024/25. More >>

Back off the bumper this summer

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:05 am | Automobile Association

Media Release: 19 December 2014 Back off the bumper this summer A few seconds is all it will take to make our roads safer these summer holidays, says the AA. “Nearly 1 in 10 injury crashes last year involved someone following too close. Back off the ... More >>

ANCAP vehicle safety double-header for Subaru

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 9:48 am | Automobile Association

Subaru has added two more 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings to its marque this week with both the Outback and the Legacy joining the top ratings club. More >>

New Zealand Car of the Year – Mazda3

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:09 am | Automobile Association

The Mazda3 was named as the New Zealand Car of the Year at an event hosted by the AA and the NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre today. More >>

AA urges drivers to stay safe with lower drink driving limit

Monday, 1 December 2014, 9:36 am | Automobile Association

The AA is urging drivers to not take any risks around drinking alcohol then driving, as the lower adult drink driving limit comes into force today. More >>

AA strengthens tourism front row

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:04 pm | Automobile Association

The AA has boosted its tourism credentials with the appointment of an industry leader to a new role at the organisation’s top table. Current Tourism Industry Association chairman Grant Lilly has accepted a role as General Manager Travel and Tourism, a ... More >>

Stopping drink driving will take more than just lower limit

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:31 am | Automobile Association

Stopping drink driving will take more than just lower limit Stopping drink driving crashes is going to take more than just reducing the adult drink driving limit, says the Automobile Association. The adult (20 and older) limit will lower to 50mg of ... More >>

Increased Auckland parking charges miss the point

Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:15 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 17 NOVEMBER 2014 Increased Auckland Council parking charges miss the point – AA The AA says that if Auckland Transport (AT) wants to reduce the number of private cars commuting to Auckland’s CBD, the focus needs to go on making ... More >>

AA to maintain breakdown service in face of union threat

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:07 am | Automobile Association

AA Roadservice will continue to meet the needs of its Members in the event of industrial action threatened by contact centre employees following a stop-work meeting yesterday afternoon. More >>

NZ Car of the Year – which will take the top spot?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 2:11 pm | Automobile Association

Judging for the New Zealand Car of the Year award is nearly complete ahead of the announcement of the title in Auckland next month. The New Zealand Automobile Association and the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild (NZMWG) will announce the Car of the ... More >>

Four price cuts as commodity prices fall

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:29 am | Automobile Association

Retail fuel prices fell four times during October as commodity prices fell for the fourth month in a row. Both petrol and diesel prices fell 8 cents per litre during the month, with the price of 91 octane ending the month on $2.14 per litre at most ... More >>

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits – AA

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Automobile Association

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits – AA If Auckland Council is to convince the public to pay more to develop new transport projects, it must focus the funding debate on the benefits to users, the AA says. The AA’s comments follow ... More >>

Say ‘pass’ to passing this weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:12 am | Automobile Association

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend. "People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen. More >>

Hyundai Genesis lifts the active safety bar – AA

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:47 am | Automobile Association

Hyundai’s luxury offering to the market, the Genesis sedan will reach New Zealand with a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating. The large car is the latest rated Hyundai to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating for a ... More >>

 

 

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