Media releases

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.

14 September 2018

Innovation sees AA and AA Insurance take out top marketing award

Taking an innovative new direction saw the AA and AA Insurance take out the Supreme Award – and three other awards – at the 2018 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards last night for their AA Home Response campaign. AA and AA Insurance won the Supreme Award, the Consumer Products & Services Sector Award, and Excellence Awards for Best Collaboration and Best Brand Extension/Innovation for their new joint venture AA Home Response. AA Home Response connects householders with AA Home tradespeople to fix common household breakdowns like burst pipes, lockouts and electrical failures 24/7, 365 days of the year.

10 September 2018

New AA service to help with household woes rolls out to more centres

The AA has today launched AA Home Response in Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay and further parts of the Auckland region, providing peace-of-mind for residents and additional work for local tradespeople. AA Home Response is a new service which takes care of the hassle of finding a tradesperson to fix common household breakdowns like burst pipes, lockouts and electrical failures 24/7, 365 days of the year. The service aims to get a tradesperson to an emergency within 60 minutes, or at a time which suits the resident/landlord.

4 September 2018

AA and Driven announce Judging panel and criteria for bold new Awards

The New Zealand Automobile Association and NZME’s Driven are thrilled at the positive response to the new premier AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year Awards for 2018.

24 August 2018

Regulation of clamping cowboys good news for motorists

The AA is cautiously welcoming today’s announcement from the Government to rein in wheel clampers by regulating a maximum clamping penalty of $100, but believes more needs to be done to regulate the industry.

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25 July 2018

AA Traveller congratulates Manawatu holiday park voted NZ’s best

AA Travel and Tourism General Manager Greig Leighton has tonight presented Himatangi Beach Holiday Park in the Manawatu the supreme award of New Zealand’s Best Holiday Park.

19 July 2018

New SUVs achieve top safety ratings against increased testing standards

Volvo and Mazda's new SUVs have hit the New Zealand market with 5 star safety ratings from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) - in spite of increased testing standards.

18 July 2018

AA welcomes certainty for EV drivers with EVRoam launch

The New Zealand Automobile Association welcomes the launch of EVRoam, a platform that will give EV (Electric Vehicle) drivers peace of mind in knowing exactly where their next charge is coming from.

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