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3 July 2018

AA Driving School to help MIT students get on the road and to their first jobs

AA Driving School and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a new programme which will help Trades and Hospitality students gain their driver licences – so greatly improving their chances of employment.

2 July 2018

AA parents feel nervous allowing their kids to walk to school

Auckland parents and some schools actively discourage children from walking and cycling to school due to a lack of safety infrastructure, AA surveys have found. The findings – from surveys of AA Members and working directly with some central Auckland schools over the past two years – highlight the desperate need for Auckland Transport (AT) to invest in simple safety infrastructure like road signs around schools. With new funding earmarked from the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP), this will hopefully change.

21 June 2018

AA Directions welcomes surge in readership

The AA is welcoming the latest Nielsen readership figures which show a surge in readers of New Zealand’s best-loved magazine AA Directions – which is now read by more than 900,000 Kiwis.

18 June 2018

Months of wary driving ahead despite passing the Winter Solstice

In June we celebrate both Matariki and the shortest day of the year (21 June), but Kiwis will still need to drive to winter conditions for several months with what is often the coldest time yet to come.

14 June 2018

Alarming increase in drugged driving deaths

More road deaths in 2017 involved drivers with drugs in their system than over the alcohol limit, figures obtained by the AA reveal.

21 May 2018

Mixed bag of results in latest ANCAP safety ratings

The two latest Alfa Romeo models have received top ratings, while the Citroen C3 has fallen short in the latest round of the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings.

7 May 2018

Are you distracted and dangerous?

This week (7-13 May) is Road Safety Week and the AA is challenging everyone to change one thing they do which will make them safer on our roads.

27 March 2018

Unintentional errors, not reckless behaviour, behind majority of serious injury crashes

Mistakes and unintentional errors are behind the majority of serious injury crashes in New Zealand, a new AA Research Foundation study has found.

16 March 2018

Manawatu Gorge: Consultation process has led to the best decision

The AA believes NZTA has made a good decision choosing Option 3, and pursuing a business case for the new Regional Freight Ring Road and a second bridge across the Manawatu River, to replace the Manawatu Gorge road.

12 March 2018

New AA service to help with household woes

Difficulty in finding a tradesperson has been a key catalyst for a new home emergency response service launched by the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA).

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