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Darkness closing in early

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:23 pm | ACC

From this Sunday the days get shorter and darkness comes earlier as Daylight Saving ends. With it comes the greater risk of injury around the home when we step outside and forget to turn on the outside lights. More >>

ACC levy cuts come into effect

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 12:15 pm | ACC

On 1 April the first of a series of ACC levy cuts will kick in, returning an estimated $480 million to the New Zealand economy – and kiwis’ wallets. More >>

Stay safe at the Sevens

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 2:39 pm | ACC

Speed and skill are part of what makes Rugby Sevens such a popular sport, but they also add to its risk of injury – especially concussions. More >>

Strong performance positions ACC well for the future

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:50 am | ACC

ACC achieved a strong financial performance in 2013/14 as it began a three-year programme to improve customer service and increase public trust and confidence, said ACC Board Chair, Paula Rebstock. ACC’s annual report, released today, shows a net ... More >>

ACC announces schools in sexual violence prevention pilot

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:34 am | ACC

ACC has announced the nine secondary schools and facilitators who will pilot its new sexual and dating violence prevention programme. More >>

Try your hand at ACC’s “injury face-off” quiz!

Monday, 7 July 2014, 10:14 am | ACC

Try your hand at ACC’s “injury face-off” quiz! Which are involved in more injuries - high heels or gumboots? Pillow fights or arm wrestling? Cats or dogs? More >>

Perfect time to benefit from subsidised motorcycle training

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:52 am | ACC

ACC is encouraging motorcyclists to take advantage of subsidised ‘Ride Forever’ training courses this winter. More >>

Dental practice manager invents 103 fictitious claims

Friday, 30 May 2014, 2:14 pm | ACC

Daniel David Pickford, aged 27 of Green Bay, Auckland, was sentenced to six months’ community detention and 120 hours’ community work in the Auckland District Court yesterday, after he defrauded ACC of $151,584.99 while working as a dental practice ... More >>

ACC proposes ‘across the board’ levy cuts next year

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 10:09 am | ACC

ACC proposes ‘across the board’ levy cuts next year ACC is proposing significant cuts to motor vehicle levies, including the ACC petrol levy, next year, as well as further reductions to work and earner levies. The corporation is seeking feedback ... More >>

Widow sentenced for $213k ACC fraud

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 1:00 pm | ACC

A Nelson woman has been sentenced for defrauding ACC of more than $213,000 in accidental death weekly compensation. More >>

Naming ceremony honours 'father of ACC', Sir Owen Woodhouse

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 4:09 pm | ACC

In a moving ceremony today, ACC named the atrium of its corporate office in Wellington’s Justice Centre the ‘Sir Owen Woodhouse Atrium’. Sir Owen Woodhouse, who passed away last month, chaired the 1966 royal commission which led to the creation of New ... More >>

The bare facts of scooter safety – now on Facebook

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 11:01 am | ACC

Younger riders of motorised scooters are potentially putting their lives and limbs at risk by forgoing good safety practices – so ACC is taking to Facebook with its ‘Scooter Survival’ safety messages. “Scooters are a cost effective and convenient ... More >>

ACC reflects on passing of great Kiwi

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:41 am | ACC

Today is a very sad day for ACC, as news of the passing of Sir Owen Woodhouse has become public knowledge. More >>

Take care Kiwis … our most ‘injurious’ day is almost upon us

Friday, 11 April 2014, 9:09 am | ACC

Julius Caesar was warned to beware the “Ides of March”. And perhaps Kiwis should take extra caution this Sunday. More >>

Personal tragedy drives ACC worker representative

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 9:27 am | ACC

ACC announced today that following a nationwide ballot of forestry workers, Wiremu Edmonds and Neil Thomas will be the worker representatives on its new injury prevention programme, aimed at encouraging safer practices in the forestry sector. More >>

ACC – still evolving, forty years after its launch

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:44 pm | ACC

As ACC marks its 40th anniversary this month, Chief Executive Scott Pickering says his focus is on ensuring the Corporation keeps evolving to meet the needs and expectations of modern-day New Zealanders. More >>

Click on ‘AttitudeLive’ and be inspired by our Paralympians

Friday, 7 March 2014, 9:42 am | ACC

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering is encouraging Kiwis to take advantage of the free coverage of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Russia, which will be streamed live on, starting this Saturday. ACC is supporting Attitude ... More >>

Home detention for "wheelchair bound" claimant

Friday, 14 February 2014, 12:10 pm | ACC

Home detention for Ashburton man who presented himself as wheelchair-dependent to prolong ACC cover More >>

Why ACC supported Police road safety campaign this summer

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 2:57 pm | ACC

ACC’s Head of Insurance Products and Injury Prevention, David Simpson, says the disproportionate carnage wreaked by road injuries was a key reason ACC supported the just-ended Police ‘safer summer’ campaign, which was based on a reduced speed ... More >>

Less than 48 hours left to Santa-safe your home

Monday, 23 December 2013, 9:04 am | ACC

Kiwis, don't let your home gain infamy by being the house where Santa trips and falls this Christmas Eve! More >>



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