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09 Dec 2021

The storm of 16-19 July 2021 that affected large parts of the country led to $140.5 million in insurance pay-outs across to the community covering 5,534 claims. Worst affected areas included Buller and Westland, particularly...

01 Dec 2021

Check your travel insurance for COVID-19 cover before you book overseas travel. That’s the message from the Insurance Council of New Zealand Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa (ICNZ) following the recent announcement of plans for the...

18 Oct 2021

While this week is officially Cyber Smart Week in Aotearoa New Zealand, you would be forgiven for thinking that every week is cyber week. It seems that not a day goes by without news about another cyber attack or breach, or the...

13 Sep 2021

As part of our work to reflect the diverse communities that the New Zealand insurance sector serves, ICNZ is committed to incorporating greater use of New Zealand’s official languages – including te reo Māori. In addition to...

07 Sep 2021

Preliminary figures for the 16-19 July storm, that saw a rare red weather warning issued by Metservice, has seen 5,207 claims made to date with insurers supporting their customers with at least $122m for insured losses. The...

31 Aug 2021

This week marks the start of spring – and with the country in lockdown now is a great time to make the most of our extended time at home to check in on maintenance jobs around the house. Keeping your house in the best...

31 Aug 2021

For Money Week 2021 ICNZ encouraged New Zealanders to make one day during the week their ‘Insurance Day’ to check their insurance and that the cover it provides meets their needs. The activity was driven by ICNZ’s research...

31 Aug 2021

Following the severe weather that has left many parts of West Auckland under water overnight, the Insurance Council of New Zealand – Te Kāhui Inihui o Aotearoa – confirms that insurers are there to support their customers no...

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