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17 Aug 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today urged residential Canterbury customers to contact their insurer if they have an outstanding 2010/2011 earthquake claim and are unsure on how the Limitation Act will affect...

07 Aug 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is supporting the decision by the Government to exempt travel insurance and insurance on certain types of property from having to pay the Fire Service Levy. “While we oppose the policy of...

27 Jul 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recommendations on long-term planning for climate change fell short in not dealing with how New Zealand should adapt to climate...

24 Jul 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to flood damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation. “Reports in today suggest that some people may be...

21 Jul 2017

Private insurers have paid out over half a billion dollars in claims from the 14 November earthquake, with $108 million paid to customers in the month of June, the Insurance Council reported today. “Progress is moving at a rapid...

21 Jul 2017

With heavy rainfall expected in Dunedin and parts of Canterbury receiving up to 180mm before noon Saturday, the Insurance Council of NZ is urging people in the region to be prepared for flooding. “We want to help communities to...

17 Jul 2017

The storm that packed a month of rain into 24 hours has resulted in insured costs of $61.7m the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. The storm dubbed the Tasman Tempest hit Auckland and the Coromandel over 7 to 12...

11 Jul 2017

A panel beater skill shortage is causing delays in repairing insurance customers’ cars, not insurer red tape, the Insurance Council reported today. “Neil Pritchard from the Collision Repair Association’s (CRA) claim that...

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