Media releases

20 September 2005

AA vehicle testing station opens in Whanganui

The AA is to celebrate the ‘official opening’ of its new AA Vehicle Testing Station in Whanganui this week.

12 September 2005

AA welcomes roading levy announcement

Today’s decision by the National Party to take up the AA’s calls to suspend the five-cent per litre roading levy on petrol while prices are high, has been welcomed by the motoring organisation.

5 September 2005

‘Timeliness’ the new issue in transport

The emerging point of difference with transport policy between the political parties in this election campaign is no longer the amount they will spend but the rate of progress they will demand, said AA Motoring Policy Manager Jayne Gale today.

1 September 2005

Hurricane Katrina no excuse for latest petrol price rise

The AA has rejected claims that Hurricane Katrina, which has devastated the southern United States and seriously disrupted oil production, is responsible for the latest petrol price rise.

30 August 2005

Biofuel sales targets welcomed but consumer advice needed

The AA has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will do no more than set sales targets for ethanol blended petrol and biodiesel.

18 August 2005

Road users being hit hard despite record surplus

The AA has called on the Government to immediately lift the five cent roads levy off the price of fuel to give New Zealand families some relief from high petrol prices.

18 August 2005

Get more value for money when filling up says AA

Petrol prices are making a significant dent in many household budgets and in the current climate of rising petrol prices, the AA is advising how to make the most out of every mile travelled.

7 August 2005

PetrolWatch – August 2005

In August petrol prices climbed steadily. In the last week of August, prices leapt to a record 152.9 cents/litre in main centres for 91 octane, as oil companies anticipated high spot prices on the back of damage to US refineries by Hurricane Katrina. Prices are tipped to remain high, and any other disruption to supply will lead to further volatility.

5 July 2005

Petrolwatch – June 2005

Petrol prices at the pump increased steadily through June, leading to a growing impact on motorists’ pockets.

23 June 2005

Additional $500 million good news for road users

The Government is to be congratulated for its decision to invest a windfall tax gain of $500 million in transport infrastructure, the AA said today.

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