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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 >>

New Zealand Car of the Year – Mazda3

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:09 am | Automobile Association

The Mazda3 was named as the New Zealand Car of the Year at an event hosted by the AA and the NZ Motoring Writers’ Guild at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre today. More >>

AA urges drivers to stay safe with lower drink driving limit

Monday, 1 December 2014, 9:36 am | Automobile Association

The AA is urging drivers to not take any risks around drinking alcohol then driving, as the lower adult drink driving limit comes into force today. More >>

AA strengthens tourism front row

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:04 pm | Automobile Association

The AA has boosted its tourism credentials with the appointment of an industry leader to a new role at the organisation’s top table. Current Tourism Industry Association chairman Grant Lilly has accepted a role as General Manager Travel and Tourism, a ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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