21 December 2020
As Kiwis get set to hit the road in greater numbers than ever before for domestic holidays, the AA Driving School team is appealing to a whole new class of first-time drivers to watch their speed and take their time these holidays.
16 December 2020
With Christmas just around the corner, AA Motoring is sharing its top tips and tricks for ensuring your vehicle gets you to your summer holiday destination safely. Tyres
15 December 2020
The AA is warning motorists that with a hot summer predicted to hit New Zealand, it's more important than ever to keep children and pets out of parked cars. AA General Manager Roadside Solutions Bashir Khan says there’s a common misconception that cracking windows will cool down a vehicle enough for it to be ok for a child or pet to stay put. That parking in the shade will do the trick is another myth, Bashir says. “On a 30°C day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 39°C in less than 5 minutes; in 30 minutes, it will be 49°C. This occurs even if the vehicle is parked in the shade with the windows down. “Our message is simple: never leave your children or pets in your vehicle, even if you’re just nipping into a shop. “If the purpose of your trip isn’t to take your dog somewhere, such as to the park for a walk, just leave them at home.” Even with Kiwis driving less this year due to lockdowns, AA Roadservice has been to more than 470 emergency callouts for children locked in vehicles and more than 450 for pets.
12 November 2020
A ‘freak’ gust of wind and a truck being caught in precisely the wrong place at precisely the wrong time resulted in a two-week-long traffic headache for many Aucklanders, but AA congestion data suggests the impact could have been a lot worse had traffic been at pre-Covid levels.
16 October 2020
The AA is encouraging Kiwis to get on their bikes and stay safe this summer with the launch of a new partnership with Torpedo7, which includes a free comprehensive bicycle safety check for its more than one million Personal Members.
13 October 2020
The AA hopes to make it easier for Kiwis to find an expert and trusted tradesperson for work around the house with the launch of its new “Book a Job” tradespeople service.
12 October 2020
AA Traveller is encouraging Kiwis to take the road less travelled this summer with the unveiling of a new list of Kiwi Gems. AA Travel and Tourism General Manager Greig Leighton says the new campaign celebrates fresh ideas and lesser-known spots that make our country really special, as well as new ways of approaching travel to familiar places. Kiwis can also test their knowledge of New Zealand and be into win one of 48 individual travel prizes, and three prize packs*, by taking part in a Kiwi Gems Quiz at aatraveller.co.nz. “We’ve called the campaign - We Love You New Zealand! - as we hope to inspire Kiwis to fall even more in love with this great place we call home,” Greig says. “From helping deliver mail in Pelorus Sound or finding archaeological relics at Rotorua’s Buried Village, to swimming at the St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool in Dunedin or trying cable wakeboarding in Central Hawke’s Bay, our country has so many unique and interesting experiences to offer.” Greig says AA Traveller worked closely with Tourism New Zealand, as well as Regional Tourism Organisations and local operators to pinpoint Kiwi Gems throughout the country.
7 October 2020
In celebration of its second birthday, AA Pet Insurance has looked back at its most common, wacky and expensive claims.
28 September 2020
After seven months in business as a vehicle loan provider, the AA’s new financial service offering has expanded to include another form of affordable finance for Kiwis. AA Money launched in February 2020 and has since helped hundreds of customers into vehicles through competitive vehicle finance offers. It will now also assist Kiwis in other ways through its new product - secured personal loans with no ongoing account fees. AA Money General Manager Ana-Marie Lockyer says the launch comes on the back of requests from customers to borrow money for reasons other than a vehicle purchase, such as debt consolidation, refinancing, home renovations, holidays and weddings. “A Secured Personal Loan uses a vehicle owned by the customer as security against their loan, thereby allowing us to offer a more competitive interest rate,” she says. “We know many people are looking for affordable borrowing options at this time so we’re currently also providing a limited time offer of 4% p.a. discount on all new lending for six months*, in addition to our normal savings and benefits for AA Members^. This means customers will pay off more principal during the discount period and therefore reduce their overall cost of borrowing.” Ana says...
28 September 2020
AA Motoring Services has been overwhelmed with the level of high-calibre talent attracted by its expansion, with a slew of new senior roles now filled.