Media releases

14 November 2023

El Niño prompts warning to never leave pets or kids locked in vehicles

With the El Niño weather pattern bringing a hotter and drier summer to New Zealand, the AA is reminding Kiwis to never leave pets or children locked in a parked car.

24 October 2023

Vicki Caisley appointed as Chief People Officer at AA New Zealand

Experienced people leader Vicki Caisley is soon to join AA New Zealand as Chief People Officer.

21 September 2023

Breath alcohol screening back on track after Police do a million more tests

Police breath alcohol testing figures have returned to levels not seen in nearly a decade in a huge boost for road safety.

18 September 2023

AA Home expands service to help Kiwis avoid costly property issues

AA Home is expanding its home inspection services to help Kiwis steer clear from unqualified property inspectors and avoid costly property issues.

6 September 2023

EV infrastructure commitment will energise battery vehicle uptake and charge lower-carbon future

A signalled investment plan to install 10,000 public EV chargers around the country by 2030 would be a hugely positive step towards getting more New Zealanders into EVs and hitting emissions reduction targets.

1 September 2023

SADD calls for a SAFER September to bring safe driving all year round

Student-led organisation Kaitiaki o Ara/SADD is kicking off its annual month-long road safety campaign, SAFER September, encouraging Kiwi youth to lead their peers and influence those around them to make better road safety decisions.

31 August 2023

Look both ways before proceeding – AA’s advice to steer clear of driver licensing scams

The AA has noticed an increase in fake New Zealand driver licensing pages circulating on social media creating hazards for unsuspecting victims.

21 August 2023

Vet expertise in an instant, AA Pet Insurance partners with VetChat

AA Pet Insurance customers now have access to expert vet advice in the palm of their hand, as a new partnership between AA Pet Insurance and VetChat launches.

29 June 2023

Drink driving deaths double since 2013

Deaths on New Zealand roads involving drunk drivers reached a 10-year peak last year with 33 more fatalities than in 2021.

21 June 2023

How New Zealanders can plan ahead for increased transport costs

With Government transport subsidies set to be removed at the end of June, the AA has advice on ways people can prepare for the bump in fuel prices.

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