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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...

04 Dec 2019

Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief Executive says that the industry has mobilised New Zealand wide to help Timaru. Drive through assessment stations have been set up for ‘on-the-ground’ support and specialists brought in from overseas to...

04 Dec 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) welcomes moves announced today by Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi to reform insurance contract law. Tim Grafton, Chief Executive ICNZ, says the current...

25 Nov 2019

Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief Executive, is urging those affected by the weather events in Christchurch and Timaru last week to contact their insurance company or authorised insurance broker directly as soon as they can. The warning...

09 Oct 2019

The Wellington Mayoral Taskforce was set up in response to anecdotal claims that insurance premiums, particularly for commercial property including apartment dwellers, were unaffordable. Insurance premiums have risen sharply over...

25 Sep 2019

ICNZ and its members are generally supportive of the proposed changes to legislation around financial institutions’ conduct, announced today by Minister Faafoi. The changes come at a time when it’s clear some parts of the...

03 Sep 2019

Today, the Insurance Council of NZ launched the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), New Zealand’s first integrated initiative to target insurance fraud through detection and education. Until now, work to address general insurance...

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