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Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:05 pm | Automobile Association

Petrol pump prices fell 4 cents per litre during August, but there was no change in diesel prices. Excluding sites discounting pump prices, the cost of petrol at most service stations in the main centres ended the month on $2.18 per litre, with ... More >>

Driving uninsured continues to be risky business

Monday, 4 August 2014, 9:47 am | Automobile Association

More uninsured Kiwis face debt as the number of crash claims increase Auckland, 4 August 2014 – A 25% increase in crashes caused by uninsured drivers means their debt has grown by millions, according to AA Insurance data. In the last 12 months ... More >>

AA says pump prices should be dropping

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:47 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 1 August 2014 PetrolWatch – July 2014 AA says pump prices should be dropping More >>

AA welcomes lower drink-driving limit

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 8:59 am | Automobile Association

Lowering the adult drink driving limit is one good step forward in making our roads safer, says the Automobile Association. Parliament voted last night to reduce the blood alcohol limit to .05 for drivers aged 20 or over. The AA supports the change, ... More >>

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Automobile Association

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. It was announced today that construction of the long-awaited highway ... More >>

Two Hamilton motels in running for award

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:52 pm | Automobile Association

Two of the three motel finalists in the running for this year’s AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award are situated within a kilometre of each other in Hamilton. More >>

Kiwi motorists miss Qashqai crash prevention technology

Monday, 14 July 2014, 11:21 am | Automobile Association

Good, but must try harder, is the message following the latest release of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings. Both the Nissan Qashqai SUV and Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan have received a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, while ... More >>

AA reminds parents of risks for restricted drivers

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 1:48 pm | Automobile Association

The AA is using Facebook to remind parents not to turn a blind eye to their children breaching restricted licence conditions. More >>

Fill up to avoid the tax increase

Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:05 pm | Automobile Association

Motorists should fill up now if they want to beat the tax going up on petrol on 1 July, says the AA. The 3 cents per litre increase is the second of three scheduled annual tax increases. The latest will take the total amount of petrol excise (not ... More >>

Whitianga home to winning holiday park hospitality

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 1:52 pm | Automobile Association

It was the little things that netted Mercury Bay Holiday Park this year’s AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award, presented to managers Helena and Craig Stratford last night at the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) Conference ... More >>

NZ’s top Holiday Park hosts in running for hospitality award

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:02 am | Automobile Association

Energy and enthusiasm can be the difference between providing good service and exceptional service. A panel of judges has selected five holiday parks from across New Zealand as finalists for the AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award, which recognises and ... More >>

AA sees good mix in Government’s draft funding plan

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 9:48 am | Automobile Association

AA sees good mix in Government’s draft funding plan The draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2015/16 - 2024/25 has been welcomed by the AA. More >>

Top safety rating for Kia’s sporty 3-door hatch

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 1:19 pm | Automobile Association

Kia’s sporty hatch, the pro_cee’d, has earned a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme. Released to New Zealand earlier this year, the Kia pro_cee’d performed well in its crash test offering good occupant protection. ... More >>

Wet conditions to make roads treacherous

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:27 pm | Automobile Association

Wet conditions to make roads treacherous The AA is reminding all drivers to increase their following distance in the wet as heavy rain is forecast across much of the country. The MetService has a heavy rain warning in place for Northland, Auckland, ... More >>

Let’s aim for another zero road toll

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 11:46 am | Automobile Association

The Automobile Association is hoping for a second straight Queen’s Birthday weekend without any deaths on the roads. Last Queen’s Birthday weekend had no fatal crashes - the first time this had been achieved since records began in 1956. More >>

Jeep earns first ANCAP 5-star safety rating

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 12:43 pm | Automobile Association

Jeep has joined its competitors at the top of the vehicle safety ranks with its latest Cherokee SUV due for release in New Zealand next month. The 2-litre diesel all-wheel drive Jeep Cherokee has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Australasian New ... More >>

Weather conditions creating dangerous driving conditions

Monday, 26 May 2014, 10:48 am | Automobile Association

While snow and flooding continues to create risky driving conditions and close South Island roads the AA is urging people to avoid venturing out in their cars. AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen says it’s best just to stay off the roads during any extreme weather ... More >>

Kiwis found wings for April travel

Friday, 23 May 2014, 10:38 am | Automobile Association

A lingering summer combined with back-to-back public holidays contributed to April becoming one the busiest months for domestic travel in New Zealand. New data from the latest AA Traveller Monitor, an ongoing monthly survey of AA Members focused ... More >>

Focus on the biggest road safety risk

Sunday, 18 May 2014, 1:28 pm | Automobile Association

Inattention and distraction are not recognised as the major threats they are on the road, says the Automobile Association. Tomorrow marks the start of 2014’s Road Safety Week and its focus this year is on the need for people to pay full attention ... More >>

St Lukes upgrade a major milestone for Western Ring Route

Friday, 16 May 2014, 12:45 pm | Automobile Association

The AA says that today’s launch of the SH16 St Lukes to Great North Rd upgrade is another major milestone in the development of Auckland’s transport network. More >>

 

 

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