Media releases

16 September 2016

Auckland transport strategy has the tick - just do it

The AA says that yesterday’s release of the final report of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) is a major milestone in Auckland transport planning, and is calling on the Government and Auckland Council to now start delivering the transport benefits that Aucklanders need.

31 August 2016

Safe cars don’t cost an arm and a leg according to latest safety rating guide

Vehicles are becoming safer, but not necessarily more expensive according to the latest 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) guide released today.

31 August 2016

5 stars for yet to be released Holden

Holden will release the 2017 Trailblazer SUV later this year which will carry the same 5 star ANCAP safety rating of the 2012 Colorado 7 – the vehicle it is based on.

31 August 2016

Industry recognises significant impact of Cycle Trail Guide on tourism growth

The highly successful New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide has just been recognised as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards for its substantial impact on regional tourism. The guide, a collaborative effort between the team at AA Traveller and Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. organisation is a finalist in the Industry Alignment Award category. AA Traveller General Manager Moira Penman says the award nomination recognises the significant impact AA Traveller and Nga Haerenga are having on achieving Tourism 2025 goals of encouraging regional tourism during peak and off peak seasons. “Growing domestic tourism is at the heart of AA Traveller and it’s fantastic to see our success in this area being recognised at the highest industry levels,” she says. Many of the Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail are seeing huge increases in the number of visitors per year. The boost has had a major impact on regional businesses which have thrived off the increased traffic on the trails with reports also showing more than 1200 jobs have since been created. “We’ve seen places like Lake Ohau and Ohakune, which traditionally only boom in the winter, grow to have healthy tourism seasons all...

11 August 2016

New ANCAP ratings prove driver safety isn’t Holden’s only focus

Holden has stepped up its safety game with its latest Colorado by not only looking after everyone inside the vehicle, but also pedestrians on the road.

9 August 2016

New interlock approach the best way to stop drink drivers

The Government’s intention to make alcohol interlocks mandatory for many drink drivers is a much-needed advancement to keep innocent people safe on the roads.

3 August 2016

Proceed with caution on congestion charging - AA Members

Auckland AA Members are open to the idea of congestion charging, but they are not yet ready to sign up to it.

2 August 2016

Watch out when filling up at truckstops

The Automobile Association is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when buying fuel at truckstops, after several catastrophic incidents with people inadvertently filling up with Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

1 August 2016

Seniors set to get free AA coaching session

Advances in health care and technology mean New Zealanders are living and driving for longer, but how do we ensure that the driving we’re doing in our golden years is up to speed? The AA is set to roll out a solution.

15 July 2016

Buyers get safety and value with latest ANCAP rated vehicles

Consumers expecting to pay big bucks for the latest safety technologies will find their dollar goes further with the affordable 2015 Kia Optima, which has just been awarded a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

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