Media releases

12 November 2020

AA congestion data shows impact of Harbour Bridge shut-down

A ‘freak’ gust of wind and a truck being caught in precisely the wrong place at precisely the wrong time resulted in a two-week-long traffic headache for many Aucklanders, but AA congestion data suggests the impact could have been a lot worse had traffic been at pre-Covid levels.

16 October 2020

AA helps Kiwis gear up and stay safe on outdoor adventures

The AA is encouraging Kiwis to get on their bikes and stay safe this summer with the launch of a new partnership with Torpedo7, which includes a free comprehensive bicycle safety check for its more than one million Personal Members.

13 October 2020

AA continues to expand its home service offering

The AA hopes to make it easier for Kiwis to find an expert and trusted tradesperson for work around the house with the launch of its new “Book a Job” tradespeople service.

12 October 2020

AA Traveller shines a light on Kiwi Gems

AA Traveller is encouraging Kiwis to take the road less travelled this summer with the unveiling of a new list of Kiwi Gems. AA Travel and Tourism General Manager Greig Leighton says the new campaign celebrates fresh ideas and lesser-known spots that make our country really special, as well as new ways of approaching travel to familiar places. Kiwis can also test their knowledge of New Zealand and be into win one of 48 individual travel prizes, and three prize packs*, by taking part in a Kiwi Gems Quiz at “We’ve called the campaign - We Love You New Zealand! - as we hope to inspire Kiwis to fall even more in love with this great place we call home,” Greig says. “From helping deliver mail in Pelorus Sound or finding archaeological relics at Rotorua’s Buried Village, to swimming at the St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool in Dunedin or trying cable wakeboarding in Central Hawke’s Bay, our country has so many unique and interesting experiences to offer.” Greig says AA Traveller worked closely with Tourism New Zealand, as well as Regional Tourism Organisations and local operators to pinpoint Kiwi Gems throughout the country.

7 October 2020

AA Pet Insurance looks back at a wild two years in business

In celebration of its second birthday, AA Pet Insurance has looked back at its most common, wacky and expensive claims.

28 September 2020

AA diversifies its financial service offering

After seven months in business as a vehicle loan provider, the AA’s new financial service offering has expanded to include another form of affordable finance for Kiwis. AA Money launched in February 2020 and has since helped hundreds of customers into vehicles through competitive vehicle finance offers. It will now also assist Kiwis in other ways through its new product - secured personal loans with no ongoing account fees. AA Money General Manager Ana-Marie Lockyer says the launch comes on the back of requests from customers to borrow money for reasons other than a vehicle purchase, such as debt consolidation, refinancing, home renovations, holidays and weddings. “A Secured Personal Loan uses a vehicle owned by the customer as security against their loan, thereby allowing us to offer a more competitive interest rate,” she says. “We know many people are looking for affordable borrowing options at this time so we’re currently also providing a limited time offer of 4% p.a. discount on all new lending for six months*, in addition to our normal savings and benefits for AA Members^. This means customers will pay off more principal during the discount period and therefore reduce their overall cost of borrowing.” Ana says...

28 September 2020

AA Motoring Services expansion attracts top talent

AA Motoring Services has been overwhelmed with the level of high-calibre talent attracted by its expansion, with a slew of new senior roles now filled.

24 September 2020

AA Motoring: ‘get your WoF done now while we still have capacity’

AA Motoring is urging motorists to renew their car’s Warrant of Fitness (WoF) now while its sites still have capacity – particularly during afternoons – or expect increasingly long wait times the closer it gets to the government’s October 10 deadline to renew.

21 August 2020

No winners in Transmission Gully deal

There is certainty but little to celebrate in the latest announcement on Transmission Gully, says the AA.

6 August 2020

AA warns motorists of significant delays if they wait for WoF deadline

The AA is warning motorists they could face significant delays if they wait for the government’s October 10 deadline to renew their car’s Warrant of Fitness (WoF).

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