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25 May 2018

The April storm that swept the country and cut power for days for thousands of Aucklanders has resulted in over 13,000 claims costing more than $72m, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. “The 10 and 11 April...

14 May 2018

Figures released by the Insurance Council this morning show the final cost to private insurers of the storm that hit in early-January was nearly $34.2 million. More than 4,200 claims were made for the event. “The storm of early...

30 Apr 2018

The Insurance Council is advising people affected by the flooding across New Zealand this weekend to contact their insurance providers as soon as possible. “It’s important to contact your insurer as soon as you’re safe if there...

10 Apr 2018

Insurers have provided more than $93 million in support and assistance to communities this year. Three major storms struck New Zealand in the first quarter of 2018: the January storms, Cyclone Fehi and ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita....

21 Mar 2018

The Insurance Council this morning released provisional stats on Cyclone Fehi showing the storm had already cost insurers almost $38.5 million. Cyclone Fehi hit New Zealand on 1 February, causing widespread wind damage and...

20 Mar 2018

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is welcoming the changes to the EQC Act announced this morning by the Government. “This morning’s announcement is the first step in improving the Earthquake Commission and its responsiveness...

15 Mar 2018

The Insurance Council is pleased to report this morning that nearly all insurance claims have been partially or fully settled one year on from the Edgecumbe floods. The banks of the Rangitāiki River burst through a flood bank at...

08 Mar 2018

The Insurance Council welcomed the release of the terms of reference for the Insurance Contracts Law Review on Tuesday. “We welcome the review and look forward to contributing to it,” said Insurance Council Chief Executive, Tim...

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