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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...

07 Jun 2018

The Insurance Council is this afternoon welcoming the opening of public consultation on the Zero Carbon Act. “Climate change poses a number of risks long-recognised by insurers,” said ICNZ Chief Executive, Tim Grafton. “We...

06 Jun 2018

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomed today’s Report of the Independent Ministerial Advisor to the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission which makes several useful recommendations that may accelerate the...

29 May 2018

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomed today’s report, which has clear and strong analysis of meth contamination issues in New Zealand. Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton says “it is refreshing to see...

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....

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