Media releases about environmental issues.
2 June 2020
The amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) announced by the Government today need to also include spending the ETS levy on fuel for projects that help reduce transport emissions, says the NZ Automobile Association (AA).
5 May 2016
The AA welcomes the Minister of Transport’s announcement today of a package of initiatives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand.
14 October 2010
AA General Manager Motoring Services, Stella Stocks, says while modern vehicle technology plays a large part in fuel efficiency, the Rally’s drivers are also using a number of eco-driving techniques to help them reduce their fuel consumption.
24 September 2008
64 cars have been entered in the four day rally to be held in November, up from 52 in 2006 when it was last held. Entries have come from all but two of New Zealand's major car manufacturers and distributors. This year's participants include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Subaru, Suzuki and Volkswagen.
5 June 2008
The Environment, Transport and the Environment Summit was held in Parliament's historic Legislative Council Chamber and attended by representatives from Asian and Pacific motoring clubs, car manufacturers, oil companies, MPs, academia, transport stakeholders, the business community and government departments.
30 November 2007
"Such a reduction in the supply of used imports, combined with increasing prices for newer imports would have led to many motorists keeping their older cars for longer. Rather than improving fleet emissions, the proposals could have had the opposite effect."
13 July 2007
Mike Noon, the AA's General Manager for Motoring Affairs, says the HAPINZ study states quite clearly that the bulk of the air pollution problem in New Zealand comes from domestic wood fires.