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28 Apr 2017

A new partnership has been set up to help some of the most financially vulnerable people cope when misfortune strikes. The Commission for Financial Capability is linking up with the Insurance Council of New Zealand to develop...

13 Apr 2017

The wildfires that swept over the Port Hills of Christchurch in February has cost insurers $17.7 million dollars, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.   Two separate fires, several kilometres apart,...

12 Apr 2017

With up to 300mm expected to hit Bay of Plenty in the 72 hours from midday Wednesday, on an already saturated region, the Insurance Council of NZ is urging people in the region and throughout the country to be prepared for...

10 Apr 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. Most home policies as well as contents policies provide...

04 Apr 2017

With more heavy rain expected today and tomorrow as a result of the remnants of Cyclone Debbie, the Insurance Council of NZ is urging people in the North Island to be prepared for flooding. “We want to help communities to reduce...

30 Mar 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the review of the legislation that regulates insurers that was announced today.  The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is the prudential supervisor of insurers in New Zealand and...

28 Mar 2017

Private insurers plan to have made the majority of cash settlement offers by the end of the year for all commercial and residential claims.   The 14 November earthquake was not only the most complex of its type, but...

10 Mar 2017

The Insurance Council of NZ advises people affected by flood damage with the weather related events in the Upper North Island to contact their insurer as soon as possible. “After keeping yourself safe, taking photographic...

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