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AA Traveller welcomes additional Cycle Trail funding

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:11 pm | Automobile Association

AA Traveller welcomes the government’s increased commitment to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail with an additional $25 million in funding over the next four years. More >>

Electric vehicles package will increase choice for motorists

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 3:42 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 5 May 2016 Electric vehicles package will increase choice for motorists The AA welcomes the Minister of Transport’s announcement today of a package of initiatives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. “With our ... More >>

Long weekend traffic nightmares avoidable

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:17 pm | Automobile Association

Long weekend traffic nightmares avoidable says AA Traveller You’ve booked the rooms, figured out the activities and know where you’re eating this long weekend, but how will you avoid the frustratingly slow holiday traffic? More >>

Safer vehicles more affordable for middle New Zealand

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:19 pm | Automobile Association

Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high. The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XF and Kia QL Sportage were all released in 2016 ... More >>

Road trippers find more to small towns than beauty

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:05 am | Automobile Association

Jumping in a car to hit the beach or to go to a favourite spot are fairly standard reasons for a Kiwi road trip, but what about finding out about who you are? More >>

AA has simple safety message for drivers this Easter

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 9:54 am | Automobile Association

AA has simple safety message for drivers this Easter The AA wants all drivers to focus on the A, B, C’s of staying safe this Easter weekend: Stay Alert, take Breaks and be Considerate. “Many drivers think that the only people who crash are speeding ... More >>

Kia steps up its safety game with latest ANCAP rating

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:03 am | Automobile Association

The latest Kia Carnival released in New Zealand in January has stepped up its safety game, receiving a solid 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The AA reported last year that the V6 Kia Carnival released in February 2015 revealed a heightened risk of serious ... More >>

Waikato Expressway begins last big push

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:45 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 11 MARCH 2016 Waikato Expressway begins last big push Motorists can look forward to better travel times and improved safety, with the final project of the Waikato Expressway now under way. More >>

New Audi shines bright with latest ANCAP rating

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 11:36 am | Automobile Association

The latest Audi A4 has picked up a 5 star ANCAP rating just as it hits the New Zealand market this month. The medium car boasts a suite of advanced crash avoidance technologies as standard including Exit Warning, which scans the road or footpath for approaching ... More >>

Collaboration on Auckland transport well on track – AA

Friday, 19 February 2016, 3:03 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 19 February 2016 Collaboration on Auckland transport well on track – AA The AA welcomes the release today of the first report of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), describing it as another important step in the collaborative ... More >>

Auckland transport package will help restore confidence

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:45 pm | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the transport package announced by the Government today, describing it as an important step towards restoring public confidence in Auckland’s transport programme. More >>

Design improvements lift Hyundai Tucson safety rating

Monday, 11 January 2016, 2:52 pm | Automobile Association

Design and production changes have lifted the safety performance of the Hyundai Tucson medium SUV which has earned top billing from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). More >>

AA urges extra care on holiday highways

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:58 pm | Automobile Association

The AA is expecting New Zealand’s highways to be extra busy these holidays, meaning drivers need to take extra. “With fuel prices low, Christmas falling on a Friday and record numbers of tourists coming to our shores the conditions are lined-up for ... More >>

Waikato Expressway another step closer

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 12:42 pm | Automobile Association

15 December 2015 Waikato Expressway another step closer The AA says today’s opening of the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway is an important milestone for transport infrastructure in the region. The 16-km stretch of highway is the third ... More >>

SUVs come out strong in latest ANCAP ratings

Friday, 4 December 2015, 10:59 am | Automobile Association

A pre-Christmas sprinkling of 5-Star ANCAP safety ratings has the New Zealand SUV market covered. More >>

AA creates virtual driving site

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:47 pm | Automobile Association

AA creates virtual driving site to prepare visitors for NZ roads A ground-breaking new virtual driving website is being launched by the AA to help better prepare tourists for driving in New Zealand. More >>

AA celebrates 1.5 million Member milestone

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 9:36 am | Automobile Association

11 November 2015 AA celebrates 1.5 million Member milestone When Akaroa’s 18-year-old Joseph O’Malley signed up to the AA, he didn’t realise he had just tipped its Membership count to 1.5 million. AA Membership and Brand General Manager Dougal Swift ... More >>

New Hyundai Tucson plans changes

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:03 pm | Automobile Association

New Hyundai Tucson plans changes after missing top safety rating The new 2015 Hyundai Tucson released earlier this year has come up short in the latest ANCAP results. The medium SUV earned a 4-star rating after the frontal offset crash test found the ... More >>

AA welcomes new initiatives targeting drink driving

Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:25 am | Automobile Association

An alcohol interlock pilot programme being introduced by the Department of Corrections is a positive step in preventing drink driving, says the Automobile Association. More >>

PetrolWatch – October 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 11:29 am | Automobile Association

The price of fuel fell a total of 8 cents a litre during October, reducing petrol prices to their lowest level since April, and diesel to the lowest price since February 2015. More >>

 

 

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