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19 Feb 2018

The Insurance Council is advising people to take the time today to prepare their properties for Cyclone Gita. Gita is due to make landfall at Wellington and on the West Coast around 10 o’clock tonight. With it, it’s forecast to...

14 Feb 2018

Insurers settled 70,000 claims arising from extreme events in 2017. These included claims arising from the Kaikōura earthquake, extreme weather events and residual Canterbury claims. “2017 was a year that tested the insurance...

02 Feb 2018

The Insurance Council is advising people affected by recent heavy rain and flooding to be cautious with their own safety and to contact their insurer as soon as they’re able. “When it’s safe to do so, take pictures of any...

25 Jan 2018

The Kaikōura earthquake recovery is progressing well, according to new data out today from the Insurance Council of NZ. Figures released this morning show that the insurance sector has exceeded its goal of having a majority of...

19 Jan 2018

Thousands of Kiwis are currently booking winter getaways to battle their back-to-work blues, and the Insurance Council is advising them to consider travel insurance when they book. One in five travellers don’t take out travel...

06 Jan 2018

The Insurance Council is advising people affected by recent heavy rain and flooding to contact their insurer as soon as possible. “When it’s safe to do so, take pictures of any flooding or weather-related damage – this will help...

21 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council is advising holders of home and contents insurance to check with their insurers before renting their properties out over the summer. The Council is warning consumers that if they don’t speak to their...

18 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council today released figures showing that 82% of all claims resulting from the Kaikōura earthquake have been fully- or partially settled. The figures, taken as at 30 November, show 96% of residential and...

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