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19 Dec 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) are pleased to announce the 2019 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship has been awarded to Euan Osborne. Euan is an...

18 Dec 2019

It’s that time of year - the season of gifting and hopefully taking some time away for a well-deserved break. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when claims spike, with an increase in instances of house and car break-ins...

11 Dec 2019

Timaru residents with hail damaged cars have one less thing to worry about as they head into Christmas - with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) confirming that most hail damaged vehicles will be able to be issued a Warrant...

06 Dec 2019

With a flood imminent in Wanaka, the Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) is advising residents to take pre-emptive steps to protect their belongings with its release of flood preparation and recovery tips. Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief...

04 Dec 2019

Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief Executive says that the industry has mobilised New Zealand wide to help Timaru. Drive through assessment stations have been set up for ‘on-the-ground’ support and specialists brought in from overseas to...

04 Dec 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) welcomes moves announced today by Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi to reform insurance contract law. Tim Grafton, Chief Executive ICNZ, says the current...

25 Nov 2019

Tim Grafton, ICNZ Chief Executive, is urging those affected by the weather events in Christchurch and Timaru last week to contact their insurance company or authorised insurance broker directly as soon as they can. The warning...

09 Oct 2019

The Wellington Mayoral Taskforce was set up in response to anecdotal claims that insurance premiums, particularly for commercial property including apartment dwellers, were unaffordable. Insurance premiums have risen sharply over...

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