Media releases

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

3 August 2016

Proceed with caution on congestion charging - AA Members

Auckland AA Members are open to the idea of congestion charging, but they are not yet ready to sign up to it. That’s the main finding of a new survey of Auckland AA Members, released following recent ... Read more

2 August 2016

Watch out when filling up at truckstops

The Automobile Association is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when buying fuel at truckstops, after several catastrophic incidents with people inadvertently filling up with Diesel Exhaust Fluid... Read more

1 August 2016

Seniors set to get free AA coaching session

Advances in health care and technology mean New Zealanders are living and driving for longer, but how do we ensure that the driving we’re doing in our golden years is up to speed? The AA is set to rol... Read more

15 July 2016

Buyers get safety and value with latest ANCAP rated vehicles

Consumers expecting to pay big bucks for the latest safety technologies will find their dollar goes further with the affordable 2015 Kia Optima, which has just been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety ratin... Read more

14 July 2016

Padding out the school holiday winter to-do list

Colder months usually see New Zealanders rug up, all except the people who know how to make the most of it. They’re inspiring the rest of us in the winter issue of AA Directions. Father and son David ... Read more

5 July 2016

An ANCAP first for the new Mazda CX-9

September will see the launch of the new Mazda CX-9, the first of its kind to go through the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) and complete all the crash tests. The seven-seater SUV di... Read more

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