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02 Dec 2020

With Christmas trees and decorations appearing around town, and summer holiday’s getting closer, there are some important things to remember to keep this season as cheerful as possible. To help keep you safe this festive season...

22 Nov 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has today released its preliminary figures for the Ohau fire, 4-5 October, with $34.8 million paid for insured losses. To date insurers have supported their customers with 154 house and...

10 Nov 2020

Insurers are supporting their customers following the severe weather that continues to track over the North Island, resulting in flooding and landslips in Napier overnight (Monday 9 November). The Insurance Council of New...

05 Nov 2020

Almost a year on and the cost of the Timaru hailstorm, that went through Timaru on 20 November 2019, has increased again, with insured losses now totalling $170 million. Tim Grafton, CE ICNZ, says the revised figure reflects the...

02 Nov 2020

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) and private insurers have today announced a new partnership that will provide an improved, more collaborative approach to supporting New Zealanders through natural disasters in the future. Under...

05 Oct 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand and its members have recently been made aware of a car part supplier allegedly misrepresenting car parts as genuine to New Zealand repairers. Tim Grafton, Chief Executive ICNZ, says; “We...

14 Sep 2020

Preliminary figures released today by the Insurance Council of New Zealand reaffirm the extent of damage the July Northland floods left behind, with $37m paid to date by insurers to support their customers' recovery. Tim...

26 Aug 2020

Preliminary figures for the tornado and storm that ripped through the upper North Island on 26-27 June have seen insured losses reach $10.8million. The fierce winds and tornado led to widespread damage throughout the greater...

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