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22 Mar 2021

As the potential of a trans-Tasman travel-bubble becomes more likely, the Insurance Council of New Zealand has today issued clarification on changes to travel insurance in response to the global pandemic COVID-19.   Tim...

25 Feb 2021

Preliminary figures for the severe weather that kicked-off the new year for the lower South Island (2-3 January) has seen insurers pay $2.9m to their customers to help recover for the weather-related losses.   The weather...

25 Feb 2021

Insurance support for communities around the country hit by extreme weather events has hit a new annual record of $248m, with insurance customers making more than 13,600 weather related claims for the twelve months to December...

27 Jan 2021

Are you buying a new home attached to others? Is it being sold without a body-corporate to reduce costs and issues? The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging all potential or existing owners of multi-unit property to check...

23 Dec 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand’s preliminary annual figure for severe weather events reinforces the support provided to insurance customers, with insurers paying in excess of $202 million* in insured loses over the last 12...

17 Dec 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is warning all vessel operators to check they comply with the necessary Maritime New Zealand safety system requirements before heading out to watch the America’s Cup races this...

17 Dec 2020

As a coastal country it should be no surprise that approximately one in every seven Kiwis owns a boat or small pleasure craft. And in summer 2020-2021 we can expect there to be even more boats in our waters. Globally,...

16 Dec 2020

Christmas is unfortunately the time of year when claims often spike, with an increase in burglaries and unexpected accidental damage at campgrounds and holiday houses. We know that one in five Kiwis don’t bother taking out...

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