Media releases

18 June 2018

Months of wary driving ahead despite passing the Winter Solstice

In June we celebrate both Matariki and the shortest day of the year (21 June), but Kiwis will still need to drive to winter conditions for several months with what is often the coldest time yet to come.

14 June 2018

Alarming increase in drugged driving deaths

More road deaths in 2017 involved drivers with drugs in their system than over the alcohol limit, figures obtained by the AA reveal.

21 May 2018

Mixed bag of results in latest ANCAP safety ratings

The two latest Alfa Romeo models have received top ratings, while the Citroen C3 has fallen short in the latest round of the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings.

7 May 2018

Are you distracted and dangerous?

This week (7-13 May) is Road Safety Week and the AA is challenging everyone to change one thing they do which will make them safer on our roads.

27 March 2018

Unintentional errors, not reckless behaviour, behind majority of serious injury crashes

Mistakes and unintentional errors are behind the majority of serious injury crashes in New Zealand, a new AA Research Foundation study has found.

16 March 2018

Manawatu Gorge: Consultation process has led to the best decision

The AA believes NZTA has made a good decision choosing Option 3, and pursuing a business case for the new Regional Freight Ring Road and a second bridge across the Manawatu River, to replace the Manawatu Gorge road.

12 March 2018

New AA service to help with household woes

Difficulty in finding a tradesperson has been a key catalyst for a new home emergency response service launched by the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA).

28 February 2018

Range of vehicles hitting the market with top safety ratings

Four new European vehicles – including a ute, two SUVs and a car - are hitting the New Zealand market with 5 star safety ratings from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).

15 December 2017

Mixed bag of safety ratings for the Kia Stinger

New Zealand motorists are set to get the safest variants of the yet to be released Kia Stinger, which will hit the New Zealand market early next year.

13 December 2017

Skoda’s Kodiaq is New Zealand’s Car of 2017

It’s been turning heads around the world since its launch and now the Skoda Kodiaq is New Zealand’s Car of the Year for 2017.

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