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Why Do Kiwi Drivers Feel Unsafe?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 1:13 pm | Automobile Association

More than a third of New Zealanders feel unsafe while driving and most don’t have confidence in the ability of other motorists. More >>

Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

Monday, 9 October 2017, 11:50 am | Automobile Association

9 October 2017 Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10 Determining the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year will be especially challenging for judges this December. The New Zealand Automobile Association and ... More >>

New Velar gets 5 star safety rating

Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:39 pm | Automobile Association

The Range Rover Velar has just been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating after recently hitting the New Zealand market. More >>

Kiwis would rather have their boss in the car than in-laws

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:32 am | Automobile Association

28 September 2017 Kiwis would rather have their boss in the car than in-laws There are much worse fates than being stuck in traffic with your boss, Kiwi drivers say. The AA recently tried to bring some humour to the subject of congestion by asking ... More >>

Plenty of safe picks for city driving

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:47 am | Automobile Association

People on the lookout for a new light car can rest assured that there are plenty of safe picks to choose from, particularly with the release of the latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings. More >>

Turning a trend on its head leads to major Marketing win

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:16 pm | Automobile Association

15 September 2017 Turning a trend on its head leads to major Marketing win Bucking a global trend saw AA Membership & Brand General Manager Dougal Swift recognised as the 2017 Marketer of the Year at the NZ Marketing Awards last night. Award judges ... More >>

Plenty of options for safety conscious buyers

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 8:12 pm | Automobile Association

Plenty of options for safety conscious buyers The growing market of 5 star rated cars has been added to with the latest release of vehicle safety ratings giving safety conscious buyers plenty more options to choose from. In the newest round of Australasian ... More >>

Peugeot Delivers Safe SUV for Mum & Dad Buyers

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 8:48 am | Automobile Association

The family car market in New Zealand has had a solid new addition to its ranks with the release of the new Peugeot 3008, which has just achieved a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating. More >>

NZ Finally Increasing Best Weapon Against Drink Driving

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:17 pm | Automobile Association

Alcohol interlocks becoming a mandatory sentence is one of the most significant blows against drink driving in New Zealand’s history, says the Automobile Association. More >>

New Auckland transport package a welcome prospect

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:05 am | Automobile Association

The AA welcomes the prospect of increased Central Government investment in Auckland transport infrastructure, and says that an early start on key projects is vital if Auckland is to keep ahead of the growth curve. More >>

Three Stars Not Good Enough for Family-Focussed LDV G10

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 8:44 am | Automobile Association

Families looking for a new people mover should give the LDV G10 a miss, says the AA, after it received a rare 3 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating. More >>

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 4:18 pm | Automobile Association

Practice the basics as weather packs in, the AA warns With snow, heavy rain and gales predicted to cause days of travel disruptions for much of the South Island and lower North Island, the AA is reminding drivers to take their time on the roads and avoid ... More >>

New Land Rover Ticks The Right Boxes for Kiwi Families

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:13 am | Automobile Association

The list of safe cars that New Zealand families can choose from has grown after the latest Land Rover Discovery achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating across all its diesel variants. More >>

Don’t let Auckland stall while congestion charging explored

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:11 am | Automobile Association

7 JUNE 2017 Don’t let Auckland stall while congestion charging explored Transport officials are making important strides in exploring congestion charging in Auckland, but they can’t lose sight of the city’s more immediate transport issues, says ... More >>

Kiwis prefer trainers to TVs in winter

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:19 am | Automobile Association

More than half of us think of ourselves as home-bodies over winter, according to a new AA Traveller survey, but we’re a lot more active than we give ourselves credit for. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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