Media releases

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.

14 July 2016

Padding out the school holiday winter to-do list

Colder months usually see New Zealanders rug up, all except the people who know how to make the most of it. They’re inspiring the rest of us in the winter issue of AA Directions.

5 July 2016

An ANCAP first for the new Mazda CX-9

September will see the launch of the new Mazda CX-9, the first of its kind to go through the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) and complete all the crash tests.

30 June 2016

New Subaru launches with a 5 star safety win

Subaru has two things to celebrate today. Alongside the launch of the Subaru Levorg in the New Zealand market, Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has also awarded the car a 5 star safety rating. The sports wagon comes fully equipped with an impressive list of the latest safety features as standard across all its variants including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which helps the driver stay in control of the vehicle in the event of a slide or swerve, and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) which helps to prevent nose to tail crashes. It also has three stages of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which means it will help to prevent a crash or reduce the speed of a crash at high speeds, low speeds and when it detects a pedestrian in the path of the vehicle. AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says it’s rare to see a vehicle with all three stages of AEB as standard across its range. “We’re increasingly seeing manufacturers offer AEB as a standard feature in the new cars released so far this year, something that wasn’t as common in New Zealand last year.

23 June 2016

New rural highway safety programme will save lives - AA

The Government’s significant new investment in improving New Zealand’s highest risk rural highways is a great day for road safety, says the Automobile Association.

23 June 2016

Open eyes and ears earn holiday park a national award

The judging panel was made up of representatives from AA Traveller, Tourism New Zealand and Inside Tourism.

14 June 2016

National award recognises top hospitality standard

Five New Zealand Holiday Parks are finalists for a national award for mastering the art of turning an average holiday into a memorable one.

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