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21 Jul 2017

With heavy rainfall expected in Dunedin and parts of Canterbury receiving up to 180mm before noon Saturday, the Insurance Council of NZ is urging people in the region to be prepared for flooding. “We want to help communities to...

17 Jul 2017

The storm that packed a month of rain into 24 hours has resulted in insured costs of $61.7m the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. The storm dubbed the Tasman Tempest hit Auckland and the Coromandel over 7 to 12...

11 Jul 2017

A panel beater skill shortage is causing delays in repairing insurance customers’ cars, not insurer red tape, the Insurance Council reported today. “Neil Pritchard from the Collision Repair Association’s (CRA) claim that...

30 Jun 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand supports the new standard for methamphetamine contamination, sampling and testing announced recently by the government.  “There are numerous conflicting messages about meth contamination...

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...

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