Media releases

11 October 2016

Sad milestone for 2016 road toll

With 81 days still to go in the year the number of people killed on our roads is now more than the entire 2013 road toll. “In 2013 New Zealand had a record low road toll of 253 deaths but since then t... Read more

7 October 2016

SUV competition heats up with latest ANCAP ratings

Competition is strong within the New Zealand SUV market and with the latest release of 5 star ANCAP ratings for the BMW X1 and the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Both models come equipped with an active bonne... Read more

7 October 2016

Market well covered with 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

This year’s New Zealand Car of the Year award finalists will force judges to make some hard decisions to determine their top pick. The New Zealand Automobile Association and New Zealand Motoring Write... Read more

3 October 2016

AA adds another layer of protection with health care

Today the AA enters the health insurance market with the launch of AA Health, in partnership with nib, offering a suite of insurance products designed to provide additional layers of protection for Me... Read more

16 September 2016

Auckland transport strategy has the tick - just do it

The AA says that yesterday’s release of the final report of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) is a major milestone in Auckland transport planning, and is calling on the Government and Au... Read more

31 August 2016

Safe cars don’t cost an arm and a leg according to latest safety rating guide

Vehicles are becoming safer, but not necessarily more expensive according to the latest 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) guide released today. The guide is based on extensive real world crash data ... Read more

31 August 2016

5 stars for yet to be released Holden

Holden will release the 2017 Trailblazer SUV later this year which will carry the same 5 star ANCAP safety rating of the 2012 Colorado 7 – the vehicle it is based on. It comes with a range of safety t... Read more

31 August 2016

Industry recognises significant impact of Cycle Trail Guide on tourism growth

The highly successful New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide has just been recognised as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards for its substantial impact on regional tourism. The guide, a collabora... Read more

11 August 2016

New ANCAP ratings prove driver safety isn’t Holden’s only focus

Holden has stepped up its safety game with its latest Colorado by not only looking after everyone inside the vehicle, but also pedestrians on the road. The much loved ute has just achieved a 5 star AN... Read more

9 August 2016

New interlock approach the best way to stop drink drivers

The Government’s intention to make alcohol interlocks mandatory for many drink drivers is a much-needed advancement to keep innocent people safe on the roads. “Interlocks have prevented 4137 drink dri... Read more

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