Media releases

2 June 2006

AA supports slow down near schools campaign

The AA supports the Police’s new road safety education campaign reminding drivers to slow down near schools. The campaign commences tomorrow to coincide with the start of the school year.

18 May 2006

AA congratulates Government on a fantastic budget

The Minister of Finance, Dr Michael Cullen, announced in the Budget today:

2 May 2006

PetrolWatch April 2006

In New Zealand petrol prices increased 14 cents per litre during April, ending at $1.709 per litre for 91 octane petrol, up from $1.569 at the beginning of the month. It’s the second-largest jump in a single month recorded by PetrolWatch since records began in 1999.

28 April 2006

Talk of increasing regional petrol taxes premature

“It’s time for the government and other planners to take a longer-term view of New Zealand’s transport needs. To do so would be a major step toward the certainty we all need in the development of a sensible plan for transport for the next generation,” says AA Motoring Affairs General Manager Mike Noon.

19 April 2006

Levin motorist wins reprieve from fuel price hikes

Mrs Pitihara is the lucky winner of $1000 worth of BP petrol vouchers, simply because she renewed the motor vehicle license for her trailer at the local AA Centre.

13 April 2006

Canterbury faces major traffic gridlock within 10 years

Christchurch is heading the way of Auckland, according to the AA.

31 March 2006

PetrolWatch March 2006

The latest increase heralds the highest ever price recorded for 91 octane since AA PetrolWatch began monitoring prices in 1999. The price even surpasses the $1.559 per litre recorded during the height of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath last year. 95 octane petrol now retails for $1.619 a litre in the main centres.

17 March 2006

Motorists unlikely to accept road pricing options

“Auckland motorists are already paying more money through petrol tax than is currently being spent on the roads. It’s a big ask to now suggest they pay $10 a day extra to park their car and $6 a day extra to drive around the city. Road pricing could cost individual motorists $2,000 to $2,500 extra a year if adopted.”

8 March 2006

PetrolWatch February 2006

“The latest price increases are a combination of rising product prices, and a falling New Zealand dollar,” says Mike Noon, AA General Manager of Motoring Affairs.

8 March 2006

Report eminently sensible and shows vision and leadership

Mr Roberts was commenting on the release this evening of the report of the Western Corridor Plan Hearing Subcommittee.

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