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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 >>

SUVs dominate NZ Car of the Year top 10 line up

Monday, 20 October 2014, 12:25 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 20 October 2014 SUVs dominate NZ Car of the Year top 10 line up A pack of SUVs dominate the top finalists for the 2014 New Zealand Car of the Year. More >>

AA unveils massive boost for new learner drivers

Monday, 6 October 2014, 9:25 am | Automobile Association

AA unveils massive boost for new learner drivers A massive boost for learner drivers has been unveiled by the NZ Automobile Association today. With an investment of more than $2 million, AA Ignition offers new learner drivers three free driving lessons, ... More >>

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 >>



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