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New cars hit the market with stellar safety rating

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:54 am | Automobile Association

The new Subaru XV and Holden Astra sedan have hit the New Zealand new car market with an impressive 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Both vehicles did well across the various crash scenarios and tests, providing high standards of safety for the driver ... More >>

Be smart about your speed this Road Safety Week

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:33 am | Automobile Association

Go at the right speed for the right conditions is the message the AA would like drivers to take on board this Road Safety Week. More >>

Emphasis on off-peak domestic travel vital for tourism

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:40 pm | Automobile Association

It’s clear Kiwis like to travel. In 2016 New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number made in 2000. More >>

Great Wall Motors ute fails safety grade – AA

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:49 am | Automobile Association

Those in the market for a new ute should avoid the Great Wall Motors Steed if buyers value safety performance. More >>

BMW ticks plenty of safety boxes with 520d

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:59 am | Automobile Association

AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says the BMW 520d achieved high scores for adult and child occupant protection and also pedestrian protection. More >>

AA calls for please explain on price rises

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 3:04 pm | Automobile Association

The Automobile Association is calling for fuel companies to explain to motorists why the national price of fuel rose 5 cents per litre during January, despite no increase in commodity prices or a drop in the exchange rate. More >>

ANCAP 2 star safety rating for Ford Mustang

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:19 am | Automobile Association

There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Mustang in New Zealand. Pre-launch hype generated a significant buzz with those keen to buy an all-American right-hand drive muscle car. More >>

AA Traveller’s favourite family beaches

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:44 pm | Automobile Association

Packing the car full of kids, stuff and maybe the dog can be an ordeal, but the hardest part is finding somewhere everyone actually wants to go. More >>

Latest ratings shed light on commitment to safety

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:31 am | Automobile Association

Toyota has reenergised its Avensis with a number of safety upgrades earning it a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. More >>

Kiwis identify the best spots for when you’ve just got to go

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:41 pm | Automobile Association

Fresh cut flowers, the existence of toilet paper (as opposed to none), art, architecture, music and even attendants also make for a memorable pitstop. More >>

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:34 pm | Automobile Association

The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. More >>

Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:11 am | Automobile Association

Media Release: Wednesday 21 December 2016 Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer You’re on the motorway surrounded in traffic when suddenly your car breaks down – what do you do? For many people their first instinct is ... More >>

12 Days of

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:28 pm | Automobile Association

Auckland, 13 December 2016 – Christmas holidays can either be fabulous or fraught, so here are 12 ways to keep your belongings safe and yourself stress-free from AA Insurance. More >>

Puhoi to Warkworth a vital step forward for Northland

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:31 pm | Automobile Association

Media Release: 8 DECEMBER 2016 Puhoi to Warkworth a vital step forward for Northland The AA is delighted that construction is officially underway on the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway extension – a project which will deliver huge benefits for Northland by ... More >>

Nod to the future with Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:42 am | Automobile Association

Cutting-edge technology alongside world-class styling and an ultimate driving experience has helped the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to pole position at the 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year awards tonight (Wednesday 7 December). More >>

Commerce Commission’s stance on OTAs weak – AA

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 10:59 am | Automobile Association

The Commerce Commission’s acceptance of a partial concession by two global online travel agent (OTAs) giants to amend contracts with their Kiwi clients does little to benefit tourism in New Zealand. More >>

Which is YOUR NZ Car of the Year?

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 9:29 am | Automobile Association

Voting is now open for 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s Choice award. More >>

AA Traveller intensifies focus on domestic travel

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:14 pm | Automobile Association

More information, more experiences, more choices and easier ways to book New Zealand accommodation and activities will soon be unveiled to travellers. More >>

Seatbelt deaths a senseless tragedy

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:37 pm | Automobile Association

People not wearing seat belts and dying on our roads has to stop, says New Zealand’s leading road safety organisation the Automobile Association. "It's hard to believe that heading into Labour weekend in 2016 we would still need to be urging every person ... More >>

Five healthy habits to pick up this summer

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:22 pm | Automobile Association

19 October 2016 Five healthy habits to pick up this summer It’s the time of year where toning and detoxing becomes part of the everyday, but will it make you feel good in the long term? AA Directions has pulled together a guide to wellness for ... More >>



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