AA Auto Centres nationwide now offer EV servicing.

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What's been going on at the AA? We share news from the Association and our Partners. 

New AA Home Assembly Service

A flatpack assembly service is the latest innovation from AA Home

AA is offering a new flatpack assembly solution to AA Members, in partnership with Kitset Assembly Services.

AA Home Flatpack Assembly is the latest in AA Home’s suite of bookable services, which include plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning, locksmith and home inspections.

Customers can access easy assembly of a range of products, from wardrobes to garden sheds, louvre systems, wardrobes, cantilever umbrellas, fitness equipment and more.

Visit aa.co.nz/home to start the booking process.

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AA Home Book a Job now offers a flatpack assembly service.

The right ID for driver licences

Be ready with the right ID when applying for a driver licence.

Driver licensing applicants presenting with the wrong identification is a challenge at AA Centres. Without the right ID, applications for driver licences can’t proceed. To avoid frustration, people are being urged to double-check they have the right documents.

For driver licensing transactions, a current New Zealand passport or a New Zealand driver licence (including learner, restricted and full, current or no more than two years expired) is needed. They should be the actual passport or licence, as copies will not be accepted.

If applicants don’t have either of those, they should provide one primary document and one supporting document (see below). These also need to be originals; copies will not be accepted.

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Make sure you have the correct ID when applying for a driver licence.

Primary documents include: an expired New Zealand passport (no more than two years expired), a non-New Zealand passport (current or no more than two years expired), a New Zealand birth certificate issued after 1 January, 1998 with ID number, a New Zealand firearms licence (current or no more than two years expired).

Supporting documents include: a Kiwi Access Card, an overseas driver licence, a SuperGold Card, a Veteran SuperGold Card, a New Zealand Work photo ID, a New Zealand student photo ID, a Community Services Card, a Steps to Freedom Form, a utility bill (this can be digital), evidence of IRD number, a New Zealand bank statement (this can be digital).

Note: if neither primary nor supporting document includes a photo, applicants will also need to complete the Waka Kotahi identity referee form, providing a passport-style photo and an identity declaration signed by an identity referee.

For those who don’t have the above documents, they can visit an AA Centre or AA Driver Licensing Agent for advice on next steps.

Visit aa.co.nz/identity-verification for more information about forms of identification.

Servicing at AA Auto Centres now covers EVs

Regular servicing can maximise your vehicle’s lifespan and value and your electric vehicle (EV) is no exception.

AA Auto Centres nationwide now offer a comprehensive EV service, inspecting brakes, reduction drive fluid, tyres, suspension and more. The service doesn't stop at just mechanical care either. It includes extras to ensure your EV is a delight inside-and-out with cabin deodorising, dashboard dusting and cabin vacuuming.

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AA Centres nationwide now provide EV servicing. Photo by Mark Smith.

The teams at AA Auto Centres understand the unique needs of electric vehicles, with technicians equipped with the latest tools ready to service any make or model of EV.

To stay on the road with confidence, knowing your EV will operate smoothly and safely, book regular services. The AA EV Service is available from $149 for AA Members and Non-Members from $169.  

See aa.co.nz/cars to find your nearest AA Centre and book a service.

The AA website is now a Women’s Refuge Shielded Site.

Perpetrators of domestic violence often track or monitor their victim’s online activity, making it difficult or unsafe to seek help.

With a Women's Refuge Shielded Site, anyone can access a shielded portal through which they can contact Women’s Refuge, find out how to get out of a dangerous situation, and get answers to questions they may have – all without fear of it showing up in their browser history.

To access the shielded portal, they can click the grey and white icon at the bottom of the AA home page and alongside the social media icons on subpages.

For anyone worried about repercussions from a controlling or abusive partner, this is a safe way to find help.

The AA’s youngest District Councillor

Kritika Selach is no normal 20-year-old.Alongside studying for a Bachelor of Global Studies and working as a banking professional and fitness trainer, Kritika represents young people’s views on road safety, public transport and local transport initiatives as a Councillor on Auckland AA District Council.

Despite her young age, Kritika is no stranger to leadership.

“I am extremely passionate about advocacy and community development; it is the world I have known since I was 14 years old.

“I’ve worked on initiatives with local government and Auckland Council as an advisory panel member, sports with Touch New Zealand, women empowerment with SheTalks NZ, alcohol and drug use through Planet Youth Governance. I also sat on the Rosehill College Board of Trustees and established the Papakura Youth Council Charitable Trust.”

Describing herself as goal- and people-orientated, Kritika was first drawn to joining the AA District Council by the reputation of the AA brand, along with the opportunity to represent the people of Auckland.

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Kritika Selach, the AA's youngest Councillor, with AA CEO, Nadine Tereora and Chair, Mark Yates.

“The first attraction was getting to work with one of New Zealand's most trusted organisations. I have grown up viewing the AA as a trusted brand that delivers for New Zealanders.

“When the opportunity came up to be involved in transport advocacy and represent the transport interests of AA Members living in the Auckland region, I was extremely excited to come on board.”

Before being officially appointed as a Councillor in early 2023, Kritika spent five months attending meetings, understanding the governance structure and learning the ins-and-outs of transport advocacy. Recently, she was invited to National Council Meetings in Wellington to present on advocacy within the AA.

Kritika cites the support from her team as central to her success. “The support I have received from the AA has been extremely valuable. My Chair, Mark Yates has always supported my growth. I have built different relationships across the organisation and I cannot wait to grow and learn more.”

It’s clear Kritika is a testament to the importance of youth involvement in community-led advocacy – something she is deeply passionate about.

“Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow, we are the leaders of today. The present is what forms our future and being involved in our communities allows us to develop ways of thinking about the world we are growing up in.

“I have been able to build unique experiences and gain opportunities through the community and advocacy space and I would love to pave that way for other young people. It also helps to provide support, guidance and beneficial skills which flows on to other aspects of our lives.”

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