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27 Mar 2019

The Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) has today put out storm preparation and flood recovery tips for those affected by the severe wet weather that's battered the West Coast and is now moving up the country. A State of Emergency...

21 Mar 2019

To understand what is happening to insurance in Wellington, it’s worth reflecting that the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake caused about $1.5 billion of insured losses in the city. That’s from an event with an epi-centre about...

15 Mar 2019

The Government’s announcement today to review how to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be welcome news for those who buy insurance. FENZ is funded by a levy imposed only on people who take out insurance to protect...

16 Feb 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is pleased private insurers have agreed to participate in the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service. The GCCRS evolved from the Residential Advisory Service, which private insurers...

13 Feb 2019

Residents who’ve suffered property damage or evacuation due to the Nelson fires are being advised to take care when returning to their properties and to get in touch with their insurer. Temporary accommodation is available under...

01 Feb 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcome Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) report into sea-level rise around the country, saying that the billions of dollars of local government assets identified in the...

14 Jan 2019

It’s summertime, which means it’s the best time of year to camp. While most people just want to relax, ICNZ is reminding people to check their contents cover is up to date to ensure they don’t find themselves bearing unnecessary,...

19 Dec 2018

The Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) is urging people to stay safe this summer after an analysis of claims data showed that January is the busiest period of the year for burglaries. According to the data from 2017 and 2018,...

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