Media releases

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

30 June 2016

New Subaru launches with a 5 star safety win

Subaru has two things to celebrate today. Alongside the launch of the Subaru Levorg in the New Zealand market, Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has also awarded the car a 5 star safet... Read more

23 June 2016

New rural highway safety programme will save lives - AA

The Government’s significant new investment in improving New Zealand’s highest risk rural highways is a great day for road safety, says the Automobile Association. “This safety investment will save li... Read more

23 June 2016

Open eyes and ears earn holiday park a national award

After going head to head with some of the best rated holiday parks in New Zealand, Russell Top 10 Holiday Park was announced as the winner of the 2016 AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award. The par... Read more

14 June 2016

National award recognises top hospitality standard

Five New Zealand Holiday Parks are finalists for a national award for mastering the art of turning an average holiday into a memorable one. Russell Top 10 Holiday Park, Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday ... Read more

8 June 2016

Popular sports car punches above its weight for safety

Popular sports car and 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year finalist, the Mazda MX-5, has been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). The 2015 model is an... Read more

3 June 2016

Watch out for sun and ice on roads this weekend - AA

Sun-strike and icy roads are two things that drivers should be wary of this Queen’s Birthday Weekend, says the AA. “With sunny, clear conditions forecast over most of the country people will need to t... Read more

3 June 2016

Watch out for sun and ice on roads this weekend – AA

Sun-strike and icy roads are two things that drivers should be wary of this Queen’s Birthday Weekend, says the AA. “With sunny, clear conditions forecast over most of the country people will need to t... Read more

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