Media releases

19 November 2018

AA and ACC join forces to expand on-road coaching for motorcyclists

The AA and ACC have joined forces to expand on-road coaching for motorcyclists. AA Driving School is now a facilitator of the ACC-funded Ride Forever programme, with courses currently being rolled out in Waikato, Manawatu, Wellington, Otago and Southland. ACC research has found riders who complete a Ride Forever course are 27 per cent less likely to submit a claim with ACC, than riders who haven’t completed a course. Almost 20,000 riders have been through Ride Forever since its 2009 launch.

5 November 2018

NZ follows global lead with speed camera trials and signage

Two trials of average speed cameras and warning signs are good moves to explore fairer and more effective ways of helping drivers stick to the speed limit, says the AA.

Walking in New Zealand

30 October 2018

AA Traveller and DOC release walking guide to suit all fitness levels

AA Traveller and the Department of Conservation have released a first-of-its-kind joint walking guide packed full of information on Short Walks, Day Hikes and Great Walks from the top to bottom of New Zealand. While some Kiwi favourites are covered, Walking in New Zealand - from 30 minutes to multi-day also highlights beautiful less-frequented walks, as well as Landmarks Whenua Tohunga walks which showcase Aoteroa’s rich cultural heritage. Safety is a key component of the guide, with details such as terrain, fitness level required and best times to walk covered. The guide features maps, track overviews, local tips and highlights, and information on places to stay. AA Traveller Managing Editor Kath Webster says the guide has something for everyone from gentle strolls the whole family can do through to more challenging treks across valleys and through beech forests, following streams and climbing ridges. “We’re expecting Walking in New Zealand to be hugely popular with both Kiwis and overseas visitors,” Ms Webster says.“Through our partnership with DOC we’ve been able to produce a top quality guide with all the information people need before they put their walking shoes on and venture into our stunning natural environment.” Department of Conservation Customer Engagement...

29 October 2018

AA warns rising fuel costs spells trouble for batteries

The AA is today sounding a warning to Kiwi motorists who are resorting to using their cars less because of rising fuel costs.

23 October 2018

AA urges Kiwis to back local Summer spots with 101 Must-Do’s

The AA is urging Kiwis to get behind the country’s hidden gems and local favourites with the launch of a new 101 Must-Do’s This Summer list.

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18 October 2018

AA and Driven reveal top 10 contenders for New Zealand Car of the Year

The New Zealand Automobile Association and NZME’s Driven have today revealed the top 10 contenders battling it out for the honour of becoming the AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year 2018.

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10 October 2018

AA supports furry friends in hour of need

The AA is today moving to support Kiwi pet lovers, with the launch of a new suite of AA Pet Insurance products.

1 October 2018

AA moves to support Kiwis suffering hearing loss

The AA has rolled out free hearing consultations to its more than a million Personal Members in a move it hopes will see more Kiwis get the support they need in dealing with hearing loss.

28 September 2018

AA Smartfuel discounts climb to $120 million this year

As fuel prices get set to climb again with the Government’s next excise tax increase, AA Smartfuel has seen a 26% jump to $120 million in fuel discounts earned by its cardholders over the past year. AA Smartfuel has also seen a corresponding drop in volume per fill, with the noticeable exception of when cardholders redeem their accumulated AA Smartfuel discounts. From next Monday motorists nationwide will see the next petrol tax hike of 3.5 cents a litre take effect, in what’s set to be the first of three annual excise increases.

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