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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 >>

AA gives national transport plan “nine out of ten”

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:39 pm | Automobile Association

1 JULY 2015 AA gives national transport plan “nine out of ten” The AA believes New Zealand’s transport network is in good shape for the next three years, following yesterday’s release of the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP). The ... More >>

AA applauds Specsavers Kids Go Free eye exam initiative

Monday, 29 June 2015, 10:23 am | Automobile Association

29 June 2015 AA applauds Specsavers Kids Go Free eye exam initiative The AA applauds a fresh initiative by Specsavers to offer all under 16 year old children free eye examinations. Specsavers, which already offers AA Members a free eye exam every two ... More >>

Learner drivers should avoid sub-zero road conditions

Friday, 26 June 2015, 11:12 am | Automobile Association

Media Release: 26 June 2015 Learner drivers should avoid tackling sub-zero road conditions When the mercury drops, snow starts falling and black ice forms on the roads, learner drivers should stay off the road. AA Driving School Education and Industry Relationship ... More >>

AA Traveller expansion plans for domestic tourism

Friday, 19 June 2015, 2:33 pm | Automobile Association

19 June 2015 AA Traveller expansion plans for domestic tourism AA Traveller, through AA Tourism Publishing, is taking a further step towards expanding its suite of maps and guide books with the acquisition of three regular ‘What’s On’ publications ... More >>

Small kindnesses lead to national hospitality recognition

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 10:25 am | Automobile Association

When it comes to creating the ultimate holiday experience, five holiday parks from across New Zealand know just what it takes to turn an average vacation into the ultimate holiday experience. Mawley Holiday Park in Masterton, Beachaven Kiwi Holiday Park ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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