AA Directions Summer 2023

For the second digital-only issue of AA Directions we celebrate community spirit. Our main feature includes people who work to embrace togetherness, to ensure voices are heard and to support inclusivity. Collectively, their stories affirm the power of connection.

Also in this issue we investigate the alarming increase in aggressive behaviour towards roadworkers, explain what you should consider when buying a campervan and share tips for keeping your cool when driving in summer.

We take a road trip around The Coromandel with a dog, explore an urban jungle garden in Auckland City and share our pick of events to attend this summer.

Plus, be in in to win an incredible Wellington City prize pack, a double pass to WOMAD 2024 and an outdoor ottoman, ideal for summer lounging.  

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Roadworkers deserve respect

There has been an uptick in aggression towards roadwork crews over the last few years. We investigate this disturbing trend.

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What's on this summer

Get ready for a summer of music, food and culture across New Zealand, with an incredible line-up of events. There's something for everyone this summer.

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Q&A: a sand artist and wellbeing coach

Pāpāmoa-based Kenrick Smith is a mindfulness coach who uses sand-art to channel his energy and create a place of calm.

News bites

Drivers be warned – if you take the risk of getting behind the wheel drunk you are now more likely to be caught.
Read more - Drunk driver testing numbers are on the rise
Housing with a difference has redefined cooperative living in Wellington.
Read more - Home profile: a co-housing residence in Wellington
We discover the rewards and challenges of taking a dog on a Coromandel road trip.
Read more - A dog-friendly Coromandel road trip
Spending money to make money – a beginner’s guide on how to invest.
Read more - Everything you need to know about investing

WIN Wellington tile

WIN ottoman tile


AA Directions Summer 2023 Poll

In our Spring 2023 issue we asked:

'Do you avoid driving in situations that make you anxious?

59% of you said yes, 41% said no. 

In this issue we want to know:

Have you noticed more aggressive or threatening behaviour from other drivers on the road recently? 

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