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Motorists earn $35 million in fuel discounts

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 2:49 pm | AA Media Centre

Media Release: 7 November 2012 Motorists earn $35 million in fuel discounts AA Smartfuel has announced that New Zealand motorists have earned more than $35 million in fuel savings over the first twelve months of the programme. AA Smartfuel is a joint venture ... More >>

New Zealand’s most prestigious car awards

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 1:20 pm | AA Media Centre

Media Release: 26 September 2012 AA and Motoring Writers Guild announce New Zealand’s most prestigious car awards The Automobile Association and the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild have announced they are combining their expertise to present New ... More >>

Decade of Action’s First Year Sets New Benchmark

Sunday, 6 May 2012, 12:09 pm | AA Media Centre

New Zealand’s amazing improvement in road safety over the last 12 months has seen our rate of road deaths fall to almost match Australia’s, but we still lag well behind the best European countries. More >>

Road User Charges Bill will mean higher costs for motorists

Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 9:50 am | AA Media Centre

Media Release: 21 February 2012 Road User Charges Bill will mean higher costs for motorists The Road User Charges Bill just passed by Parliament will mean higher costs for the majority of diesel vehicle owners, says the New Zealand Automobile Association. ... More >>

Diesel down, petrol up

Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:43 am | AA Media Centre

Fuel prices gave with one hand but took away with the other during January. In a long overdue reduction, diesel pump prices fell 8 cents during the month to $1.50 per litre at most outlets. However, petrol prices rose 5 cents at the same time, ... More >>

Timing of Auckland Council plan consultation is unacceptable

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 12:09 pm | AA Media Centre

AA says timing of Auckland Council plan consultation is unacceptable and calls for a one month extension for submissions More >>

AA’s Election Calls for making our roads safer

Monday, 3 October 2011, 5:03 pm | AA Media Centre

The AA has set out 10 actions we want the next Government to take to improve road safety. Leading up to the general election on November 26, the AA has sent its Election Calls to every MP, detailing changes the association wants to see that will make ... More >>

AA calls for red light cameras in all major NZ cities

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 2:54 pm | AA Media Centre

Red light cameras should be used to improve road safety in all major New Zealand cities, according to the Automobile Association. The AA’s statement follows the successful Auckland trial of this road safety technology. The trial conclusions were ... More >>

World-leading researchers coming to NZ

Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:59 pm | AA Media Centre

Eminent US road safety researcher Professor Tom Dingus will be one of the key-note speakers at the inaugural AA Research Foundation symposium in Wellington next week. More >>

Motorists urged to stay off the roads

Monday, 15 August 2011, 5:10 pm | AA Media Centre

Drivers appear to be heeding advice to stay off the roads as snow falls across the country, with the AA breakdown service reporting fewer than normal call outs in the South Island. “Our advice to motorists when it is snowing is always stay off the ... More >>

Higher dollar means petrol prices should fall

Monday, 1 August 2011, 3:12 pm | AA Media Centre

Fuel prices ended July one cent higher than the beginning of the month, with 91 octane closing at $2.07 per litre and diesel $1.47 per litre in the main centres. Fuel prices increased 4 cents per litre earlier in the month but dropped 3 cents a week later ... More >>

How to give road crashes the cold shoulder

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:45 pm | AA Media Centre

Be aware of the conditions you’re driving in. If there was just one thing AA driving instructor Lindsay Hastings would like drivers to keep in mind as we head into the depths of winter, that would be it. From frost, snow and ice to strong winds and ... More >>

AA laments so many lives lost on the road

Wednesday, 5 January 2011, 1:42 pm | AA Media Centre

Thirteen people have lost their lives on New Zealand roads over the Christmas and New Year holiday period and the lives of many others will have changed forever as they learn to live with permanent injuries. More >>

How to beat high fuel prices

Sunday, 19 December 2010, 3:12 pm | AA Media Centre

How to beat high fuel prices and still enjoy your holiday drive Motorists are likely to feel the sting of recent fuel price rises during the holiday driving season, but we can beat the price hikes by driving more efficiently, says AA PetrolWatch spokesperson ... More >>

Oil price spikes, but Kiwis saved by the dollar

Friday, 3 December 2010, 4:01 pm | AA Media Centre

November was a quiet month for domestic fuel prices, with the cost of petrol and diesel remaining unchanged since mid-October. The welcome reprieve was short-lived however, with pump prices increasing four cents per litre on 1 December. That means ... More >>

60 entered for motoring industry ‘Oscars'

Monday, 8 November 2010, 11:50 am | AA Media Centre

60 entered for New Zealand’s motoring industry ‘Oscars’ Sixty vehicles have been entered in the 2010 AA Motoring Excellence Awards, the 'Oscars' of the New Zealand motoring industry. More >>

Cars Could Be Wasting Fuel Because Of Tyres

Wednesday, 14 July 2010, 4:03 pm | AA Media Centre

A survey by the AA has found that 48% of cars could have underinflated tyres, meaning nearly half our private vehicles could be wasting fuel and compromising safety. More >>

Six B&B finalists in running for award

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 12:55 pm | AA Media Centre

The Automobile Association and @home NEW ZEALAND are proud to announce this year’s finalists for the AA Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Home Hosting. More >>

Holiday Park Finalists up for Hospitality Award

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 12:52 pm | AA Media Centre

The Automobile Association and the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) today announced this year’s finalists for the AA Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks. More >>

AA warns motorists to be sceptical of fuel devices

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 10:03 am | AA Media Centre

The AA is warning motorists to be wary of buying fuel saving devices that may not deliver the promised results. Jack Biddle, AA Technical Advice Manager, says people should be sceptical of the savings offered by fuel catalysts or other devices and ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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