AA Directions Autumn 2023

In honour of the AA’s 120th anniversary this May, we talked to Kiwis who are safeguarding our history and heritage. From a Tūhoe healer using traditional Māori practices to a historian making New Zealand’s past accessible, a team preserving the taonga in our archives, a carpenter who has revived an olde-worlde bar, a photographer using 19th Century techniques and a maker of replica 1931 racing cars

Also in this issue we investigate why New Zealand’s roads are in such a terrible state, take a road trip in a Mustang from Christchurch to Dunedin, look at what’s on the horizon for the future of transportation and meet a family of artisan knife-makers

Plus, be in in to win a great selection of prizes, including a $4,000 Uniworld Cruise voucher!

Bottom left Top Spot Jennifer

Top Spot: Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Actress, te reo advocate and former New Zealander of the Year, Jennifer Ward-Lealand shares her favourite place to unwind.

Bottom middle Singapore

International travel

Graham Reid discovers that Singapore’s ultra-modern Changi Airport is a destination in its own right

Bottowm right driving with dogs

Travelling with dogs

We share top tips for travelling safely with dogs in cars.

News bites

Why are our highways in such a state of disrepair?
Read more - New Zealand’s terrible roads
We explain how to protect yourself from cyber scams.
Read more - Scam alert!
Meet a family making high-quality knives for hunters and chefs.
Read more - Cutting edge
Find out why you should join a cycling tour through Central Otago.
Read more - On your bike!

WIN Cruise

WIN Knives

WIN Weta

AA Directions Autumn 2023 Poll

Do you think it's a good idea to lower the speed limit on city streets? 

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