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13 Dec 2018

Insurers have spent more than $226 million this year helping customers recover from extreme weather, according to data from the Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ). The severe weather stats place 2018 as the second most expensive...

12 Dec 2018

Consumers are enquiring about whether they will be covered under travel insurance policies for delays and cancellations caused by the proposed Air NZ engineering and logistics staff strike planned for 21, 22 and 23...

13 Nov 2018

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcomed the announcement of the Public Inquiry into EQC, headed by Dame Silvia Cartwright. ICNZ is pleased the focus will be on lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquake...

24 Oct 2018

New Zealand is ranked as the second riskiest country in the world in a major international study released by Lloyd’s of London. The report looks at non-life underinsurance and insurance penetration data for 43 countries. It’s...

08 Oct 2018

ICNZ is reminding small and medium sized business owners to take a look at their cyber security this Cyber Smart Week. “Managing cyber risks is key for small-medium enterprises hoping to succeed in a modern, digital world,” says...

01 Aug 2018

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the introduction of a Bill to Parliament today to establish a Canterbury Earthquakes Tribunal because it hopes it will accelerate claim settlements. “The people of Canterbury have...

25 Jun 2018

Insurers have provided $203.9 million of support to Kiwi communities this year across more than 27,000 claims for severe weather events. The figures, released by the Insurance Council today, show that insurer support for...

14 Jun 2018

The Insurance Council of NZ is reminding New Zealanders of the importance of preparing their homes for winter, especially in the wake of two bouts of severe weather this month. ICNZ Chief Executive, Tim Grafton, says it is...

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