Media releases

31 December 2016

Crashes claiming far too many Kiwi lives

The Automobile Association is deeply disappointed that road deaths have risen in 2016.  Provisional data shows 328 New Zealanders have been killed in 2016. That follows 319 deaths the year before. The... Read more

22 December 2016

Avoid becoming a road crash statistic these holidays

The AA says you can reduce your chances of becoming a road crash statistic this holiday season with some simple steps to prepare yourself and your car for the drive. Sadly 12 people died on New Zealan... Read more

21 December 2016

Don’t rely on luck – AA’s call to motorists this summer

You’re on the motorway surrounded in traffic when suddenly your car breaks down – what do you do? For many people their first instinct is to get out of the car, leaving it up to luck, and the skills o... Read more

19 December 2016

Top cars for 2016 earn 5 star safety rating

  AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says that while manufacturers have improved the safety attributes of their cars rapidly over the past years, Mercedes-Benz has once again edged the... Read more

19 December 2016

Commitment to Kaikoura coastal route provides certainty

The AA welcomes the Government’s commitment to reinstating the coastal route to Kaikoura. Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the existing State Highway 1 and rail corridor to the no... Read more

19 December 2016

A summer of Must Do’s for Kiwi travellers

Just in time for summer, AA Traveller has presented a freshly collated, vibrant collection of absolute Must-Do’s for Kiwi holidaymakers. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original 101 Must D... Read more

15 December 2016

Commitment to Kaikoura coastal route provides certainty

The AA welcomes the Government’s commitment to reinstating the coastal route to Kaikoura. Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the existing State Highway 1 and rail corridor to the no... Read more

8 December 2016

Puhoi to Warkworth a vital step forward for Northland

The AA is delighted that construction is officially underway on the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway extension – a project which will deliver huge benefits for Northland by improving travel times and allev... Read more

8 December 2016

Nod to the future with Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 2016 Car of the Year

Cutting-edge technology alongside world-class styling and an ultimate driving experience has helped the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to pole position at the 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year awards on Wednesd... Read more

5 December 2016

AA backs proposal to boost regional tourism infrastructure

The AA supports a proposal to create a national fund dedicated to tackling the infrastructure challenges impacting tourism in our regions. AA General Manager Travel and Tourism Grant Lilly says most N... Read more

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