Media releases

24 August 2021

Don’t leave your car sitting in the garage: AA’s reminder after record-breaking post-lockdown days in 2020

The AA is reminding Kiwis not to leave their car sitting in the garage if they want to reduce their chances of battery failure when lockdown restrictions ease. AA Roadservice went to a record-breaking 4208 callouts nationwide in the 48 hours after lockdown restrictions lifted in April 2020 - the majority of which were battery-related. In normal circumstances, the AA attends about 2400 callouts in 48 hours.

10 August 2021

AA welcomes Government’s decision not to toll Puhoi to Warkworth

The AA welcomes the Government‘s announcement that the Puhoi to Warkworth (Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi) Northern Motorway extension (State Highway 1) will not be a toll road.

30 July 2021

AA’s first EV charging breakdown van celebrates 1st birthday

The AA’s first electric vehicle charging breakdown van has been on the road in Wellington for more than a year – giving EVs a boost at the roadside 2 to 3 times a month on average.

17 July 2021

Plenty of questions still to be answered on Golden Mile car ban - AA

Banning private cars from Wellington’s Golden Mile is what the AA expected Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s decision makers to opt for and the challenge they will now have is implementing the change in a way that will work well for people.

13 July 2021

Good mix of carrot and stick in clean car package - AA

The Government’s actions to increase New Zealand’s uptake of low-emissions vehicles announced today is a well-balanced and positive package, says the AA.

24 June 2021

Nearly a quarter of New Zealand adults now read AA Directions New Blog Entry Page - Motoring section

Nearly a quarter (24.1%) of New Zealand adults aged 15+ now read AA Directions magazine, according to the latest Nielsen National Readership survey. AA Directions had an average issue readership of 991,000 between April 2020 and March 2021, the just-released Nielsen CMI Magazine Topline figures show. This was an increase of 54,000 year-on-year. AA Directions Editor Kath Webster, who recently celebrated 20 years with the magazine, says the magazine’s celebration of New Zealand and New Zealanders clearly resonates with readers.

10 June 2021

Making NZ’s current vehicles greener critical to emissions goals - AA

Achieving the future targets for reducing transport emissions just released by the Climate Change Commission will need more focus on what New Zealand can do in the present, says the Automobile Association.

28 May 2021

AA wants SH5 priority to be road improvements not speed limit

The AA is calling on authorities to listen to the response from the community on its speed reviews of SH5 and SH51 and prioritise work to fix and upgrade the roads as the best way to improve safety.

13 May 2021

AA Preferred Dealer Network launches with 26 reputable dealers

AA Motoring has launched its AA Preferred Dealer Network with 26 high quality, licenced Motor Vehicle Traders on its books.

3 May 2021

CEO to retire after leading Automobile Association for 40 years

A career spanning 40 years with the New Zealand Automobile Association is coming to an end for Chief Executive Officer Brian Gibbons who will retire at the end of January 2022.

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