Media releases

15 February 2006

AA welcomes Government commitment to fund Auckland roads

The AA welcomes the Finance Minister’s announcement today that the government is committed to paying for Auckland transport projects that have already been announced.

14 February 2006

AA urges motorists to purchase cars with three-point seat belts

The AA encourages motorists to purchase cars with three-point seat belts if they intend on regularly carrying passengers.Jack Biddle, AA Technical Advice Manager, says “in the event of an accident, a three-point belt in the centre of the rear seat provides far greater protection for passengers than a lap belt.

13 February 2006

Comprehensive testing of 77 vehicles completed for Motoring Awards

The AA has completed the testing of 77 vehicles entered into the 2006 AA Motoring Excellence Awards.

1 February 2006

Sir Barry Curtis opens AA’s first specialised Driver Testing Site in NZ this afternoon

The AA’s first new driver testing ‘concept’ site in New Zealand will be officially opened this afternoon by His Worship Sir Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau, and the AA’s CEO Brian Gibbons.

27 January 2006

Major AA Swipe Out Prize makes its way to Mosgiel

Mosgiel man David Hochley is the proud winner of one of the major prizes from the AA Rewards Swipe Out prize pool – a Suzuki Swift.

27 January 2006

Judges announced for 2006 AA Motoring Excellence Awards

The judging panel for the 2006 AA Motoring Excellence Awards have been announced with some familiar faces returning to the fold and some new blood added to the mix of motoring expertise.

25 January 2006

Hawkes Bay driver wins Top AA Prize

Hawkes Bay local Mark Roberts can breathe a sigh of relief next time he pulls up at the petrol pump, as he will have temporary respite thanks to the AA.

22 January 2006

2006 AA Motoring Excellence Awards announced

New Zealand’s most prestigious annual motoring awards - the AA Motoring Excellence Awards will be taking place this year in March at the Auckland Sky City Convention Centre.

7 January 2006

New laws will have a positive effect on road safety

Twelve new transport laws came into effect yesterday.

4 January 2006


The AA is very disappointed that the official road toll for the 2005/2006 holiday period is 20.

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