Skip to main content

Media releases

26 Jun 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand supports the thrust of the reforms to the EQC Act announced by the Government today, but seeks a clear expectation that insurers should be responsible for assessing and managing claims for...

21 Jun 2017

The total value of insurance claims for the 14 November Kaikōura earthquake as at 31 May 2017 is $1.84 billion the Insurance Council reported today. Private insurers have received nearly 43,000 claims, of which over 31,000 are...

19 Jun 2017

The two cyclones that pounded New Zealand during April and caused residents of Edgecumbe to be evacuated have resulted in insured costs of $84 million the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. The tail end of Cyclone...

26 May 2017

Major increases in taxes and levies on people who insure their homes could see low income households not able to protect themselves from disasters the Insurance Council of New Zealand said today. “By the end of this year...

04 May 2017

The storm that packed a month of rain into 24 hours has resulted in insured costs of $41.7m the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.   The storm dubbed the Tasman Tempest hit Auckland and the Coromandel...

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...

Displaying results 65 to 72 out of 97