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Auckland transport package will help restore confidence

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:45 pm | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the transport package announced by the Government today, describing it as an important step towards restoring public confidence in Auckland’s transport programme. More >>

Design improvements lift Hyundai Tucson safety rating

Monday, 11 January 2016, 2:52 pm | Automobile Association

Design and production changes have lifted the safety performance of the Hyundai Tucson medium SUV which has earned top billing from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). More >>

AA urges extra care on holiday highways

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:58 pm | Automobile Association

The AA is expecting New Zealand’s highways to be extra busy these holidays, meaning drivers need to take extra. “With fuel prices low, Christmas falling on a Friday and record numbers of tourists coming to our shores the conditions are lined-up for ... More >>

Waikato Expressway another step closer

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 12:42 pm | Automobile Association

15 December 2015 Waikato Expressway another step closer The AA says today’s opening of the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway is an important milestone for transport infrastructure in the region. The 16-km stretch of highway is the third ... More >>

SUVs come out strong in latest ANCAP ratings

Friday, 4 December 2015, 10:59 am | Automobile Association

A pre-Christmas sprinkling of 5-Star ANCAP safety ratings has the New Zealand SUV market covered. More >>

AA creates virtual driving site

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:47 pm | Automobile Association

AA creates virtual driving site to prepare visitors for NZ roads A ground-breaking new virtual driving website is being launched by the AA to help better prepare tourists for driving in New Zealand. More >>

AA celebrates 1.5 million Member milestone

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 9:36 am | Automobile Association

11 November 2015 AA celebrates 1.5 million Member milestone When Akaroa’s 18-year-old Joseph O’Malley signed up to the AA, he didn’t realise he had just tipped its Membership count to 1.5 million. AA Membership and Brand General Manager Dougal Swift ... More >>

New Hyundai Tucson plans changes

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:03 pm | Automobile Association

New Hyundai Tucson plans changes after missing top safety rating The new 2015 Hyundai Tucson released earlier this year has come up short in the latest ANCAP results. The medium SUV earned a 4-star rating after the frontal offset crash test found the ... More >>

AA welcomes new initiatives targeting drink driving

Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:25 am | Automobile Association

An alcohol interlock pilot programme being introduced by the Department of Corrections is a positive step in preventing drink driving, says the Automobile Association. More >>

PetrolWatch – October 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 11:29 am | Automobile Association

The price of fuel fell a total of 8 cents a litre during October, reducing petrol prices to their lowest level since April, and diesel to the lowest price since February 2015. More >>

Remember not all roads are created equal this Labour Weekend

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 12:01 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 22 October 2015 Remember not all roads are created equal this Labour Weekend - AA Take a closer look at the roads you are driving on is the message the AA would like drivers to hear this Labour Weekend. More >>

Waterview Connection reaches another important milestone

Monday, 19 October 2015, 2:23 pm | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the latest milestone in Auckland’s $1.4 billion Waterview Connection, with excavation of the project’s second motorway tunnel now complete. More >>

Lower levies for motorists being looked at by ACC

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:17 pm | Automobile Association

Lower levies for motorists being looked at by ACC Another reduction in ACC levies would be welcome news for motorists, says the Automobile Association. More >>

New top safe cars available

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 1:30 pm | Automobile Association

Top safety marks for new cars are flowing thick and fast with a range of vehicle categories at the top of the class. More >>

Watch out for monkeys and false teeth

Monday, 31 August 2015, 11:22 am | Automobile Association

When it comes to travel disasters the team at AA Travel Insurance has heard its fair share of horror stories. More >>

Hamilton motel’s 24-hour approach wins national award

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:47 am | Automobile Association

Hamilton motel Astra Motor Lodge never sleeps. Located near Waikato Hospital the team receives calls at all hours from the Intensive Care Unit or emergency departments asking for rooms for family members. More >>

Progress on Auckland transport alignment highly encouraging

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:21 pm | Automobile Association

The Automobile Association (AA) has welcomed the launch of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), which aims to improve alignment between Auckland Council and the Government over the way Auckland’s transport network should develop. More >>

Falling commodity prices flow through to the pump

Monday, 3 August 2015, 2:33 pm | Automobile Association

Falling commodity prices led to a 5 cent reduction in petrol prices, and an 8 cent drop in diesel prices during July, according to AA PetrolWatch. The price of 91 octane petrol at most outlets ended the month on $2.07 per litre, while diesel prices in ... More >>

Interlocks prevent thousands of drink driving attempts

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 10:08 am | Automobile Association

Interlocks prevent thousands of drink driving attempts More than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alcohol interlocks since they were introduced in New Zealand. Alcohol interlocks are like an in-car breathalyser and in 2012 became ... More >>

AA bucks global trend with stellar year of Membership growth

Monday, 13 July 2015, 10:58 am | Automobile Association

13 July 2015 AA bucks global trends with stellar year of Membership growth The AA has enjoyed a stellar year of growth signing up a record 121,007 new personal Members in the 12 months to 30 June 2015. This breaks the record set during the previous ... More >>



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