Media releases

5 September 2005

AA and Trade Me unite to protect online car buyers

A new partnership between the AA and Trade Me will now give online car buyers more protection.

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.

2 August 2005

Rydges Hotels & Resorts join AA Member rates programme

AA Tourism proudly welcomes the New Zealand Rydges Hotels and Resorts group to the recently launched AA Member Rates programme.

31 July 2005

Winner of the 2005 AA Supreme Host of the Year Award announced

The winner of the AA Tourism 2005 Supreme Host of the Year Award was announced tonight with the major award going to Grange Lodge Motel in Manukau City for the second year in a row.

27 July 2005

AA Supreme Host of the Year finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for the AA Supreme Host of the Year Award for the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). The overall winner will be revealed at the MANZ Conference in Christchurch this Sunday night.

26 July 2005

AA safer roads project supports Safety NZ Week

The AA is this week supporting the inaugural Safety NZ Week, which runs from today until August 12th.

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