Media releases

25 May 2017

New cars hit the market with stellar safety rating

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, pro... Read more

8 May 2017

Be smart about your speed this Road Safety Week

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. Road Safety Week starts today and is an annual event highlighting the ne... Read more

13 April 2017

Remember the simplest safety message this Easter - AA

The number of people dying on our roads has shown no improvement in the first three months of the year and it is horrific how many deaths could have been easily prevented, says the AA. As we head into... Read more

20 March 2017

Hyundai i20 falls short in latest ANCAP safety results

It’s a mixed bag of results in latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme safety ratings. Four cars were put under crash test scrutiny, but just three hit the top 5 star ANCAP safety ra... Read more

7 March 2017

Compact SUV shines light on safety tech with 5 stars from ANCAP

Due to hit the New Zealand market by May this year, Toyota’s latest offering is a compact SUV – the C-HR – which received a 5 star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANC... Read more

31 January 2017

AA calls for please explain on price rises

The Automobile Association is calling for fuel companies to explain to motorists why the national price of fuel rose 5 cents per litre during January, despite no increase in commodity prices or a drop... Read more

26 January 2017

ANCAP 2 star safety rating for Ford Mustang

There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Mustang in New Zealand. Pre-launch hype generated a significant buzz with those keen to buy an all-American right-hand drive muscle car. Launched in late ... Read more

26 January 2017

Holiday brains lead to lost keys and lock-ins

Taking your car keys for a swim, leaving them in the bush, burying them in the boot under the groceries or giving them to the kids to play with – these are just a handful of the ways Kiwis managed to ... Read more

23 January 2017

AA Traveller’s favourite family beaches

Packing the car full of kids, stuff and maybe the dog can be an ordeal, but the hardest part is finding somewhere everyone actually wants to go. Thankfully New Zealand is full of family-friendly beach... Read more

13 January 2017

Kiwis identify the best spots for when you’ve just got to go

Convenience and character – turns out that’s what we look for in a public loo. Fresh cut flowers, the existence of toilet paper (as opposed to none), art, architecture, music and even attendants also ... Read more

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