Media releases

15 December 2017

Mixed bag of safety ratings for the Kia Stinger

New Zealand motorists are set to get the safest variants of the yet to be released Kia Stinger, which will hit the New Zealand market early next year. A 5 star safety rating from the Australasian New ... Read more

13 December 2017

Skoda’s Kodiaq is New Zealand’s Car of 2017

It’s been turning heads around the world since its launch and now the Skoda Kodiaq is New Zealand’s Car of the Year for 2017. The mid-priced 7-seat SUV faced down nine other finalists for the coveted ... Read more

1 December 2017

New Mitsubishi will land with 5 star safety

Mitsubishi’s newest addition to New Zealand’s SUV mix – the Eclipse Cross - will join the market early next year with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). ... Read more

30 November 2017

New X3 offers extra safety features to Kiwi drivers

The newly released BMW X3 has hit the New Zealand market with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), with a special focus on the safety of Kiwi drivers. The ... Read more

30 November 2017

Lake Road residents ready to consider paying more to ease congestion

AA Members on the Devonport Peninsula might be ready to green-light targeted rates to see the constant congestion along Lake Road improved. That’s the sentiment from a recent AA survey of 800 Devonpor... Read more

24 November 2017

AA welcomes 110km/h decision

24 November 2017 The AA is pleased to learn that the NZ Transport Agency has decided the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway and Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Roads will both have a 110km/h speed... Read more

18 October 2017

Kiwis think they’re great drivers, so why do many feel unsafe?

More than a third of New Zealanders feel unsafe while driving and most don’t have confidence in the ability of other motorists. An AA Driving School survey has found that within seven days of driving ... Read more

10 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 New Zealand Motoring Write... Read more

FB congestion 5

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 through Facebook whether peop... Read more

FB congestion poll wasp vs boss in car

28 September 2017

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

The preferred choice turned out to be the boss while the wasp was hands-down regarded as the worst companion, followed by hungry kids. AA spokesman Barney Irvine says the question was part of a poll d... Read more

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