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02 Mar 2020

Provisional results show that insurers spent more than $118.8* million last year supporting their customers recover from the impact of severe weather events, with over 18,000 claims made. “What was looking to be a benign year...

05 Feb 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is issuing advice to those in the flood affected areas following a state of emergency being declared on Tuesday 4 February, 2020, for Southland, Fiordland and Clutha. With the focus on...

29 Jan 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is urging people to seek more information following the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. ICNZ cautions that broad exclusions...

14 Jan 2020

As the recovery effort in the wake of the unprecedented November Timaru hailstorm continues, the insurance industry is advising people considering buying hail damaged vehicles to be well informed. With thousands of vehicles...

19 Dec 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) are pleased to announce the 2019 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship has been awarded to Euan Osborne. Euan is an...

18 Dec 2019

It’s that time of year - the season of gifting and hopefully taking some time away for a well-deserved break. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when claims spike, with an increase in instances of house and car break-ins...

11 Dec 2019

Timaru residents with hail damaged cars have one less thing to worry about as they head into Christmas - with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) confirming that most hail damaged vehicles will be able to be issued a Warrant...

06 Dec 2019

With a flood imminent in Wanaka, the Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) is advising residents to take pre-emptive steps to protect their belongings with its release of flood preparation and recovery tips. Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief...

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