AA Taranaki District Council

The AA’s Taranaki District Council represents AA Members living from Waverley in the south to Mokau in the north.

Working on behalf of AA Members

Sharing the road with cyclists

From late 2017 the District Council has been encouraging motorists to share the road carefully with cyclists through a roadside billboard project.  

Mt Messenger bypass

The Taranaki AA is very pleased that an announcement to proceed with a bypass of Mt Messenger was made in August 2017.

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has applied for consents for the bypass. The project can't proceed until these have been granted. The AA is actively interested in this project contributing by providing NZTA with questions and comments aimed at ensuring the best possible project outcome for motorists.


Contributing to Taranaki's future plans

The Taranaki AA District Council is proactive in making submissions to improve roads in Taranaki, particularly improvements to SH3 north.

Awakino to Mt Messenger Project

The District Council is involved in consultation on the Awakino to Mt Messenger Project.

Speed management

The AA is liaising with Taranaki road controlling authorities as they revisit speed management (including speed limits) on their roads. We believe any change must 'make sense' to motorists - simply putting up a new sign with a lower limit often doesn't result in the speed reductions wanted.

Sealing SH43 - the Forgotten World Highway

The Taranaki AA District Council continues to support the sealing of the remaining 12.5km of SH43 – The Forgotten World Highway – which is both a popular tourist route and an important alternative route in and out of Taranaki.

Highlights from latest meeting (July 2019)

  • Mr Mike Noon, AA General Manager of Motoring Affairs, was a guest at the July meeting held in Hawera.

  • Taranaki AA Council continue to work on the draft Share with Care dossier, the purpose of which is to inform local members and Road Controlling Authorities of the AA Council's current strategic priorities.

District Councillors

The District Councillors are:

  • Graham O’Brien (Chairperson, National Councillor)
  • Anne Probert (Vice Chairperson)
  • John Sutton
  • Kieran Best
  • Roland Glass
  • Harry Duynhoven
  • Marion Webby
  • Denise Holmes
  • Ralph Broad
  • Wayne Benton


100 years of the AA in Taranaki

In late 2014 the AA marked its 100th anniversary in Taranaki. A booklet was produced celebrating the history of the AA in the region.

Download the 100 years of the AA in Taranaki booklet


Contacts for AA Members

District Manager: Fiona Croot, New Plymouth AA Centre

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