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01 Feb 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have received business claims valued at more than $900 million from the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.  Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim...

21 Dec 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand are warning boaties that the number of trailered boats stolen from yards and driveways is on the rise as summer kicks off. Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said “New Zealand...

20 Dec 2016

Christmas time is the busy season for burglars with a higher chance of homeowners being away from home on holidays, out shopping or socialising with friends and family. Insurance Council figures show that there is traditionally...

13 Dec 2016

An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers...

23 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand believes a significant cause of damage to commercial property buildings following the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake series is a failure to comply with non-structural, seismic restraint...

18 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to earthquake damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation. Most home policies as well as contents policies...

16 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insurers are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses. Following the 14 November 2016 earthquakes,...

14 Nov 2016

 The Insurance Council of New Zealand are advising people to contact their insurer as well as the Earthquake Commission as a result of the earthquakes in the early hours of Monday morning. People who have suffered damage to...

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