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Wet weather will add risks on the roads

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:31 am | Automobile Association

Wet weather will add risks on the roads With rain forecast to dampen a lot of New Zealand’s Easter break, the AA wants people to remember to adjust their driving if the roads are wet. “If it has been raining, your car will take longer to stop ... More >>

NZ Tyre Awareness Week

Monday, 7 April 2014, 9:59 am | Automobile Association

Getting more New Zealanders to check their tyres is the focus of New Zealand’s first ever Tyre Awareness Week from April 7-13. More >>

Rail electrification a big step forward for Auckland

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 8:52 am | Automobile Association

Rail electrification a big step forward for Auckland’s network – AA The switching-on of overhead lines into the Britomart Transport Centre by Prime Minister John Key is an important step forward for the development of Auckland’s transport network, ... More >>

Fuel prices fall, but not far enough

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 4:15 pm | Automobile Association

Fuel prices fell during March, but the AA says retailers should be cutting prices further. More >>

New guidelines will help schools improve road safety

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 9:21 am | Automobile Association

New guidelines will help schools improve road safety The Automobile Association is welcoming the release of the NZ Transport Agency’s Safer journeys for rural schools guide and companion guidelines for school communities. The main guide provides technical ... More >>

Plug-in hybrid joins ANCAP galaxy with 5-stars

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:09 pm | Automobile Association

There are four additions to the ANCAP galaxy today with 5-star safety ratings awarded to Citroen, Peugeot, Toyota and Mitsubishi. The 2014 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso people mover and Toyota Highlander large SUV along with the 2013 Peugeot 2008 compact SUV ... More >>

Domestic tourism co-operation needed to align for growth

Monday, 24 March 2014, 11:00 am | Automobile Association

Domestic tourism co-operation needed to align for growth More co-ordination and stronger co-operation between regions is needed to develop New Zealand’s domestic tourism potential and boost profits for operators. The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) ... More >>

AA warns motorists to check status of roads this weekend

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:43 pm | Automobile Association

As Cyclone Lusi nears New Zealand the AA advises motorists to check road conditions before travelling this weekend and to take extra care if they venture out. AA Motoring Affairs General Manager Mike Noon is urging people to check their driving route is ... More >>

Ohope Beach named New Zealand’s most loved

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 9:51 am | Automobile Association

Ohope Beach named New Zealand’s most loved Ohope vies for the top position for the most sunshine hours in New Zealand, but one title the Eastern Bay of Plenty spot can definitely claim is that of the country’s most loved beach. As part of the ... More >>

New Zealand’s most loved beach – vote on the final three

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:46 pm | Automobile Association

With close to half a million votes and more than 35,000 participants, New Zealand’s most loved beach is close to being selected. More >>

Corolla and WRX earn top safety marks

Friday, 7 March 2014, 10:17 am | Automobile Association

Top safety marks have been achieved for the Toyota Corolla sedan and Subaru WRX. Both vehicles have received a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme today. AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says ... More >>

AA Traveller survey reveals Kiwi holiday crusades

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 11:32 am | Automobile Association

Chasing summer’s sun – AA Traveller survey reveals Kiwi holiday crusades Kiwis spent nearly $2 billion staying away from home in December and January making the most of the Christmas, summer and the beach. Data gathered as part of the AA Traveller ... More >>

PetrolWatch – February 2014: Fuel prices rise

Monday, 3 March 2014, 2:57 pm | Automobile Association

Fuel prices rose two cents per litre in late February, the first price change in six weeks. The price of 91 octane petrol rose to $2.18 per litre at most brands, with diesel rising to $1.52 per litre. More >>

AA free driving lesson reaches Auckland learners

Monday, 3 March 2014, 9:24 am | Automobile Association

AA free driving lesson reaches Auckland learners The AA Driving School’s free driving lesson programme has reached Auckland. More than 250 new drivers are expected to take part in the programme each month launched in New Zealand’s biggest city today. ... More >>

Mandatory ESC a game changer for road safety

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 3:10 pm | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes a proposed new regulation that will see all new passenger vehicles and used imports require electronic stability control (ESC). AA Principal Advisor Mark Stockdale says ESC is the single biggest improvement in vehicle safety since ... More >>

Kiwis reveal their billion dollar travel agendas

Monday, 17 February 2014, 1:51 pm | Automobile Association

Kiwis are revealing just how far they travel from home within their own country in a new survey that also explains what they think of the places they visit. The AA Traveller Monitor is an ongoing survey of AA members focused on overnight travel ... More >>

Share the road safely tomorrow ... and every day

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 2:38 pm | Automobile Association

Share the road safely is the AA’s message for national Go By Bike Day tomorrow. The event encourages people to bike to work or school on Wednesday, meaning there will likely be more people riding on the roads than normal. More >>

AA free driving lessons launch in Palmerston North

Monday, 10 February 2014, 11:04 am | Automobile Association

AA free driving lessons launch in Palmerston North The AA Driving School has extended its free driving lesson programme to include Palmerston North. Since July 2013, the AA progressively expanded the reach of its free driving lesson programme to drivers ... More >>

Which is New Zealand’s most loved beach?

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:19 am | Automobile Association

Which is New Zealand’s most loved beach? We’re blessed with hundreds of stunning beaches in New Zealand but which is the best? Over the next four weeks, the AA is asking Kiwis to decide just which beach is most loved. AA was behind the 101 Must ... More >>

AA vehicle safety check to reassure motorists

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 10:48 am | Automobile Association

AA vehicle safety check to reassure motorists The AA has stepped up to fill a gap left by a change to the Warrant of Fitness testing frequency which started this month. AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says many motorists rely on the ... More >>

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