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Deserving gran wins a brand new Suzuki Swift

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:46 pm | Automobile Association

Nelson woman Nina Carpenter didn’t realise when she drove her ageing 1994 Mitsubishi Lancer into an AA Auto Centre, she would soon be leaving with a brand new Suzuki Swift. More >>

AA urges drivers to do the safety basics this weekend

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:03 pm | Automobile Association

AA urges drivers to do the safety basics this weekend Don’t let your brain go on holiday when you are driving this long weekend, says the Automobile Association. “If every driver does common-sense things like driving to the conditions, not speeding, ... More >>

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:27 pm | Automobile Association

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway The AA has welcomed today’s decision by the Government to allow the Puhoi-Warkworth Road of National Significance (RoNS) to be delivered through a public-private partnership (PPP). The new stretch of road ... More >>

Petrol prices over $2 for the first time since December

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:09 am | Automobile Association

1 May 2015 PetrolWatch – April 2015 Petrol prices over $2 for the first time since December More >>

Chinese visitors special focus for new AA Traveller guide

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 10:01 am | Automobile Association

Chinese visitors special focus for new AA Traveller guide Assisting travel for Chinese visitors to New Zealand will be a special focus for the AA the year. AA Traveller will publish a unique New Zealand travel guide designed to cater to the needs of ... More >>

Fuel prices ebb and flow

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 3:39 pm | Automobile Association

After climbing 16 cents per litre during February, petrol prices continued to rise during March before falling later in the month. They initially rose 4 cents per litre before falling 4 cents to end the month on $1.92 per litre for 91 octane at most ... More >>

AA disappointed with Kia Carnival 4 star ANCAP safety rating

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 1:17 pm | Automobile Association

In a head on collision the newly released V6 Kia Carnival could potentially cause serious injury to passengers, according to the latest ANCAP safety ratings, which grades the 2015 model of the people mover with only 4 stars. More >>

West Coasters spend up large on travel

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:14 am | Automobile Association

Aucklanders travel throughout New Zealand the most, but their cousins in the West Coast are the biggest spenders according to recent AA Traveller research . Residents on the West Coast spend almost $3000 every year on domestic travel, double that of ... More >>

5 stars, but still room for improvement in vehicle safety

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:17 am | Automobile Association

Ford fans waiting for the release of the newest Mondeo will be happy to note it, along with the Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX, have all been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). Set to launch in ... More >>

Time for Plan C in Auckland transport funding debate

Monday, 16 March 2015, 9:20 am | Automobile Association

Media Release: 16 MARCH 2015 Time for Plan C in Auckland transport funding debate – AA, NZCID The Automobile Association (AA) and the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) believe that neither of the Auckland Council’s Long-Term Plan ... More >>

AA welcomes progress on Waikato Expressway

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:18 am | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the announcement that work on the final three sections of the Waikato Expressway will begin this year. Funding has been approved for the Hamilton and Longswamp sections of the Expressway, while a consortium has been appointed to deliver the ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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