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 AA District Council has been encouraging motorists to share the road carefully with cyclists through a roadside billboard project and working alongside road controlling authorities.  

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 (February 2020)

  • At the AGM held in February the Taranaki District Council welcomed Mr John Maxwell as a new, returning Councillor.
  • Three Councillors will be attending the AA Annual Council Conference on the 19th March in Auckland.
  • Council are finalising the "Share with Care" Strategic Priorities document with the hope that it will be published by the end of March 2020.

District Councillors

The District Councillors are:

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


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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