AA Directions Autumn 2021

 

This pandemic has changed us. Some of that change has been extremely challenging; some has been positive. One such plus has been New Zealanders coming back to their own country, bringing new energy and worldly experience with them. We met a few for this issue; join us in welcoming them home. Other stimulating reads focus on motoring and travel as well as home and living. Enjoy!

  • Welcome home!

    In an understandable response to the global pandemic, thousands of Kiwis returned, many of them permanently

  • Q&A with Kathleen Drumm

    The boss of the Hundertwasser Art Centre speaks of the magic and allure that's set to dazzle Whangarei when the museum opens this year

  • Points in the landscape

    A Wairarapa road trip reveals stunning scenery and surprising details of New Zealand's history

  • The weakest link

    Close to 200,000 vehicles rely on Auckland's Harbour Bridge each day. When will the city get another harbour crossing?

  • Head and heart

    With a bit of luck and a lot of work, an Auckland couple turn a house into a home

  • Paying the price

    Becoming cleaner and greener will mean increased costs for Kiwi motorists. Do we mind?

  • Securing the future

    How do insurance providers prepare for climate change and natural disasters?

  • Enjoying the journey

    New Zealand racing driver Jono Lester is accustomed to living life in the fast lane

  • From farm to table

    A cooking school run by celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen is a fun way to build on culinary confidence

  • Take a drive north

    A road trip from the big city will take you somewhere surprising

  • Money Matters

    Comedian Jeremy Corbett might make his money being funny but he is dead serious about managing his finances

  • Changing behaviours

    How responsible dog owners can help keep kiwi safe

  • Making a Kiwi classic

    When documentary maker Wayne Johnson is considering a new project, he applies certain criteria

  • Nose to the trail

    There's a Marlborough Sounds walking track suitable for the entire family - fur babies and all!

  • Big wheel world

    Understanding the responsibilities and challenges truck drivers face may help save lives on our roads

  • Safe saving

    To KiwiSave, or not to KiwiSave?

  • Old vs new

    AA Motoring compares a new Toyota Corolla with a ten-year old model. Which came out on top?

  • Reading the signs

    ‘Stop and go’ controls, reduced speed limits, and signs warning of potential windscreen chips and cement splashes: roadworks are a common sight on New Zealand roads

  • Top 10 for 2020

    Despite the many struggles 2020 presented, AA Motoring experts still managed to test more than 65 new cars

  • Staff Profile: Brian Roberts

    When the AA Central Regional Manager Centre Network isn’t busy managing an extensive team of staff, he’s saving lives

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Jordan Watson's Top Spot

Also known as 'How to Dad', he escapes to a place where fishing and ice cream trips are aplenty

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Have dog, will travel

Nydia Track in the serene Marlborough Sounds is fit for the whole family, fur babies included!

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Big wheel world

Understanding the responsibilities and challenges truck drivers face may help save lives on our roads

News bites

Becoming cleaner and greener will mean increased costs for Kiwi motorists. Do we mind?
Read more - Paying the price
Journeying from Auckland to Northland allows for an easy dose of sunshine and good times
Read more - Take a drive north
How do insurance providers prepare for climate change and natural disasters?
Read more - Securing the future
While not a silver bullet, there's a new movement sweeping the country that's helping to reduce the threat dogs pose to kiwi
Read more - Changing behaviours

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