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11 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging New Zealanders to take steps to protect their homes from thieves this Christmas. “Burglaries are a problem all year round, but they’re particularly prevalent at Christmas,” says...

06 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. “These figures are a clear...

05 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council of NZ is encouraging consumers of insurance and community and consumer groups to have their say on the review of the Fair Insurance Code. The Code sets high standards for general insurers who are members of...

28 Nov 2017

Insurance Council of New Zealand advised people today that if they are about to travel to Bali and have concerns about travelling they should contact their airline or other travel provider they booked with first, and then their...

28 Nov 2017

The Insurance Council of NZ is advising residents of Roxburgh and Roxburgh Lakes affected by the weekend’s flooding to be safe when recovering belongings damaged in the flooding and to contact their insurer as soon as...

27 Nov 2017

New Zealand small businesses are lagging in their uptake of cyber protection compared with their Australian counterparts the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. Only 6% of SMEs in New Zealand have cyber insurance,...

06 Nov 2017

Private insurers are on track to meet their target of having the majority of Kaikōura earthquake settlements complete by year-end the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. Private insurers have fully settled 69% of...

27 Oct 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Deep South report out today on climate change and stormwater and wastewater systems which highlights the need for a long term approach to adapting to climate change. “The report...

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