Media releases

2 November 2016

People’s Choice voting open – Which is YOUR NZ Car of the Year?

Voting is now open for 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s Choice award.

20 October 2016

Seatbelt deaths a senseless tragedy

People not wearing seat belts and dying on our roads has to stop, says New Zealand’s leading road safety organisation the Automobile Association.

11 October 2016

Sad milestone for 2016 road toll

With 81 days still to go in the year the number of people killed on our roads is now more than the entire 2013 road toll.

7 October 2016

SUV competition heats up with latest ANCAP ratings

Competition is strong within the New Zealand SUV market and with the latest release of 5 star ANCAP ratings for the BMW X1 and the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Both models come equipped with an active bonnet, which in a crash raises the hood of the car to reduce the risk of serious injury to pedestrians.

7 October 2016

Market well covered with 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

This year’s New Zealand Car of the Year award finalists will force judges to make some hard decisions to determine their top pick.

3 October 2016

AA adds another layer of protection with health care

Today the AA enters the health insurance market with the launch of AA Health, in partnership with nib, offering a suite of insurance products designed to provide additional layers of protection for Members and the public alike.

16 September 2016

Auckland transport strategy has the tick - just do it

The AA says that yesterday’s release of the final report of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) is a major milestone in Auckland transport planning, and is calling on the Government and Auckland Council to now start delivering the transport benefits that Aucklanders need.

31 August 2016

Safe cars don’t cost an arm and a leg according to latest safety rating guide

Vehicles are becoming safer, but not necessarily more expensive according to the latest 2016 Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) guide released today.

31 August 2016

5 stars for yet to be released Holden

Holden will release the 2017 Trailblazer SUV later this year which will carry the same 5 star ANCAP safety rating of the 2012 Colorado 7 – the vehicle it is based on.

31 August 2016

Industry recognises significant impact of Cycle Trail Guide on tourism growth

The highly successful New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide has just been recognised as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards for its substantial impact on regional tourism. The guide, a collaborative effort between the team at AA Traveller and Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. organisation is a finalist in the Industry Alignment Award category. AA Traveller General Manager Moira Penman says the award nomination recognises the significant impact AA Traveller and Nga Haerenga are having on achieving Tourism 2025 goals of encouraging regional tourism during peak and off peak seasons. “Growing domestic tourism is at the heart of AA Traveller and it’s fantastic to see our success in this area being recognised at the highest industry levels,” she says. Many of the Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail are seeing huge increases in the number of visitors per year. The boost has had a major impact on regional businesses which have thrived off the increased traffic on the trails with reports also showing more than 1200 jobs have since been created. “We’ve seen places like Lake Ohau and Ohakune, which traditionally only boom in the winter, grow to have healthy tourism seasons all...

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