AA Directions Spring 2023

For this issue’s main feature we talk to survivors. Three everyday Kiwis who had near-death experiences and lived to tell the tale. We also delve into some of the best bits about being alive, living to the fullest with indulgent wellbeing experiences. 

Also in this issue we share expert advice on how to avoid a head-on car crash, take a trip to the golden shores of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and explain what you should never do when attempting DIY jobs at home. We explore New Zealand, from an urban getaway in Auckland, to a short road trip from Christchurch to Akaroa, a family-friendly weekend in Dunedin, a wellness-infused break in Canterbury's Hurunui District and an incredible Subantarctic Islands cruise.  

Read the interesting results of AA Research into older drivers on our roads, and whether reducing speed limits actually works. We also outline the AA's 2023 election calls for transport. 

Whats on this spring

What's on this spring

Things are starting to heat up on the events calendar – from glorious garden festivals to art exhibitions featuring local and international talents. And don’t miss the return of Wairarapa’s most famous aerobatic event in November.

Eva Hakansson

Q&A: Eva Håkansson, speed racer

We talk to mechanical engineer Eva Håkansson about building electric motorbikes and winning land speed records.

Head on crash

How to avoid a head-on car crash

We share important safety advice about what to do if you’re facing a head-on collision.

News bites

Does reducing speed limits actually work?
Read more - AA research on lower speed limits.
What are the most pressing issues for transport in New Zealand?
Read more - The AA's 2023 election calls.
Are older drivers more at risk on our roads?
Read more - AA research on our ageing driving population.
What's been going on at the Association?
Read more - AA Member news and updates

WIN Cruise

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WIN Wai Ariki WIN Candles

AA Directions Spring 2023 Poll

Do you avoid driving in situations that make you anxious? (Such as at night, in rain or in heavy traffic.) 

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