Media releases

19 October 2017

10,000 in 10 years: the AA calls for park and ride step-change in Auckland

This follows a survey of 1,000 AA Members who commute to the CBD and who live close to stations on the rail network or the Northern Busway.  AA spokesman Barney Irvine says the survey underlined just ... Read more

FB congestion poll wasp vs boss in car

19 October 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

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

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 recognised Mr Swift as the... Read more

6 September 2017

Motorists need car safety information at point of sale

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. Released today, the 2017 Used Car Safety Ratings guide is... Read more

6 September 2017

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 Au... Read more

23 August 2017

Electric vehicles to share 2017 NZ Car of the Year spotlight

Electric vehicles have their own category for the first time in the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year awards. While EVs aren’t new to the New Zealand Car of the Year line up with the BMW i3 taking top ... Read more

27 July 2017

3 stars not good enough for family-focussed people mover

The rating applies to all van and people mover variants of the LDV G10 from June 2015 and onwards. AA Network Support Manager Phil Collings says it’s disappointing to see a vehicle designed as a famil... Read more

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