We produce several publications including the Annual Report, Association Profile & the AA Member magazine, AA Directions. You can download or view them online.
The Annual Report reviews the AA’s achievements and provides information on the financial performance and financial position of the Association.
The Association Profile provides information on AA services, including motoring, tourism, insurance, advocacy and membership.
It also includes details on AA governance, the brand, AA Members and customers, technology and innovation, products and the numerous AA channels and locations.
AA Directions magazine
AA Directions celebrates Kiwi culture. From great places to inspiring people, the magazine explores New Zealand and showcases it in a range of visually stunning and brightly written features. There is plenty of valuable information relevant to motorists and travel is a big part of the AA too, so this is given ample space - with road trips, features on destinations and holiday ideas. Specials, products and services for AA Members feature in the regular MyAA section.
AA Directions is published three times a year and is sent to Members as part of their AA Membership. The AA Directions website includes content from the magazine, as well as interactive web-only elements.
What Our Members Think
Every year the AA surveys random samples of our Members to find out what they think on a range of transport issues. This publication summarises the results of 27 surveys conducted in recent years, giving a snapshot of AA Members’ views on their cars, alternative transport, congestion, safety, fuel, parking, the environment and more.
2017 Election Calls
With the 2017 NZ General Election in September, the AA is calling on all political parties to commit to 10 actions to improve the safety and efficiency of New Zealand’s roads over the coming three years.
- Seatbelts – reduce lives lost from people not wearing seatbelts.
- Drink drivers – expand the alcohol interlock initiative to reduce drink driving.
- Drugged drivers – give police the technology to test and catch drugged drivers.
- Safe passing – create more safe passing opportunities.
- Regional road improvements – lift the safety standards of regional roads.
- Visiting drivers – extend initiatives nationally to help visiting drivers to be safer.
- Red light cameras – install more red light cameras at key intersections nationwide.
- Congestion – establish a congestion reduction taskforce.
- Vehicle safety – require motor vehicle traders and rental companies to display vehicle safety ratings.
- Fuel prices – require service stations to display all fuel prices on price boards.
More extensive information on some of these calls is also provided in the brochures below.
2017 Election Call #1 - Prioritise seatbelt use
The AA wants authorities to make wearing seatbelts a road safety priority.
Research shows up to half the people who die not wearing a seatbelt each year would still be alive if they had buckled up.
Getting everyone to wear a seatbelt every time they’re in a car could save up to 50 lives a year.
This brochure gives more information about why the AA thinks this issue is important.
2017 Election Call #2 - Use more alcohol interlocks
Drink driving is still one of the biggest killers on our roads, with around 30% of fatal crashes involving a drink driver.
The AA wants at least 5,000 high-risk drink drivers to have an alcohol interlock installed in their vehicle each year to prevent them drink driving.
An alcohol interlock is an in-car breathalyser that prevents a car from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath.
This brochure provides more information about how effective alcohol interlocks are.
2017 Election Call #3 - Give police the tools to catch drugged drivers
The AA wants police to have more technology to test and catch drugged drivers.
We believe it is time for New Zealand to have roadside saliva-based drug testing, similar to what has been used in Australia for the past decade.
The largest study into drugged driving in New Zealand found nearly 1 in 3 drivers who died in a crash had some type of impairing drug in their system – mainly cannabis.
This brochure provides more information about this complex issue.