Media releases

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.

16 June 2023

Pūhoi to Warkworth highway will deliver great benefits - AA

The opening of the new Ara Tūhono - Pūhoi to Warkworth section of State Highway 1 will be a long-awaited leap forward for safer, shorter and more reliable travel between Northland and Auckland, says the AA.

9 June 2023

Men’s Health Week: AA Health Insurance making the ‘Man WoF’ more accessible for 2023

AA Health Insurance believe it’s time for Kiwi blokes to have a bit of a tune-up of the body and mind variety. Following on from the successes of last year’s Men’s Health Week (MHW) support, AA Health Insurance has again teamed up with broadcaster, Te reo Māori mentor and ambassador Scotty Morrison to deliver the ‘Man WoF’.

26 May 2023

AA looks back on 120 years of keeping Kiwis moving

The New Zealand Automobile Association is marking its 120th anniversary today reflecting on some memorable Member moments.

30 March 2023

AA appoints Chief Marketing Officer to guide brand evolution

The AA has appointed Jenni Ryan to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer to develop the Association’s Membership offer and build on the brand’s legacy as one of New Zealand’s most loved and trusted brands as it approaches its 120th year.

20 March 2023

AA Traveller to stop printing free maps and guides

After more than 90 years of producing free travel guides and printed maps for Members, the AA has made the tough decision to stop doing so.

6 March 2023

Drugged driving decision another blow to road safety - AA

The AA is shocked and frustrated at the news that roadside drug testing like is used in other countries will not be introduced in New Zealand as planned.

27 January 2023

Truck weigh station will create risks SH1 near Rakaia

The AA is disappointed that Waka Kotahi is going ahead with a truck weigh station north of Rakaia despite safety concerns raised by multiple groups.

1 January 2023

Road toll rockets back to pre-pandemic levels

More needs to be done to reduce road deaths after the worst year of fatal crashes since 2018, says the Automobile Association.

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