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30 Apr 2021

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is disappointed the government has announced its decision to continue to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand(FENZ) services by taxing or levying people’s insurance premiums. However, ICNZ...

31 Mar 2021

With clocks going back an hour this Sunday (4 April 2021) ICNZ is reminding Kiwis to check their house and property is ready for the cooler months ahead. Tim Grafton, CE Insurance Council of New Zealand, says that while...

25 Mar 2021

If you’re heading away for a few days to make the most of long-weekends or school holidays this year, there are some simple things you can do to ensure there are no nasty surprises on your return. To help prevent the need to...

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...

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