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Enhanced ACC support for hearing loss from today

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 12:26 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

An enhanced range of ACC support for people with injury-related hearing loss comes into effect today. More >>

Prominent Kiwi companies join new ACC road safety initiative

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 12:12 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Fonterra Co-operative Group and Smith & Davies Ltd – they’re both well-known Kiwi companies with a big presence on New Zealand’s roads, and they’re among the first to join a new ACC programme aimed at reducing injuries stemming from heavy ... More >>

ACC levy consultation – easier than ever to have your say

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:56 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is currently in the midst of its annual, public levy consultation process, and Chair Paula Rebstock wants Kiwis to know that “it’s never been easier to have your say about levies”. More >>

Car Booster Seats on Offer from ACC and Plunket

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 11:31 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC and Plunket have joined forces to subsidise over 10,000 new car booster seats for community service cardholders. The seats can be purchased from Plunket’s Car Seat Service for just $50 each. More >>

13,000 reasons to keep safety in mind this ski season

Friday, 6 June 2014, 12:51 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

This year’s ski season is about to begin, with two South Island resorts scheduled to open tomorrow, and ACC is reminding Kiwis to keep safety in mind on the slopes – to avoid joining the skiers and snowboarders who lodged around 13,000 injury ... More >>

See better and be seen to avoid injury after daylight saving

Friday, 4 April 2014, 1:38 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

After daylight saving ends this Sunday, more of us will be coming and going from our homes in the dark – which can increase the risk of injury. “Two things you can do to reduce your risk of injury this winter are make sure you have good outdoor ... More >>

ACC unveils new approach to injury prevention

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 2:36 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC announced today that it is updating its investment approach to injury prevention, to ensure the best outcomes for New Zealanders. The updated approach reflects current trends in claims information and a strong commitment to addressing improved customer ... More >>

Home detention for woman who defrauded ACC of over $209k

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:15 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Wainuiomata woman Matekino Kine Chambers, aged 63, was sentenced to eleven months home detention in the Lower Hutt District Court yesterday for defrauding ACC of over $209,000. More >>

Home detention for Wainuiomata woman who defrauds ACC

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:02 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Wainuiomata woman Matekino Kine Chambers, aged 63, was sentenced to eleven months home detention in the Lower Hutt District Court yesterday for defrauding ACC of over $209,000. More >>

ACC will cover all medical treatment for Sakurako Uehara

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:25 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Following the serious dog attack on seven year old Sakurako Uehara earlier this week ACC will be covering the cost of all her medical treatment, including any necessary surgery and ongoing treatment relating to the injury, effective immediately. More >>

ACC enhances support for injury-related hearing loss

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 2:39 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

An enhanced range of support for people with injury-related hearing loss will come into effect on 1 July 2014. More >>

Sand, sunscreen & flip flops - their role in summer injuries

Friday, 31 January 2014, 11:35 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

Rusty nails piercing jandals, allergic reactions to sunscreen, sand in the eyes, slips on spilled ice creams, collapsing deck chairs, burns from the barbie, and pulled muscles from playing backyard cricket. More >>

ACC appoints GM Injury Prevention

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 12:10 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC chief executive Scott Pickering has announced the appointment of Megan McKenna as General Manager Injury Prevention. “This is a key appointment for ACC, given our strategic goal to reduce the incidence and severity of injury in New Zealand. More >>

Keep visiting rellies from going belly up these holidays

Friday, 17 January 2014, 1:16 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

At this time of year, many of us have relatives and friends staying over – so it’s a good time to take a few simple steps to reduce the risk of home injuries. More >>

ACC brings safety message to the Sevens this weekend

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 11:57 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

On the rugby field, the best technique also happens to be the safest technique - so playing safe doesn’t mean you’ll be a less effective player. That’s one of the key messages ACC is bringing to the Bayleys National Sevens tournament in ... More >>

New online checklist aims to help renters choose safer homes

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:21 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Renters checking out properties on Trade Me can now get guidance on how to choose a safe and healthy home, thanks to a new ‘Renter’s Healthy Home Checklist’. More >>

Home detention for Chch company director who defrauded ACC

Friday, 6 December 2013, 3:11 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Brian Arthur Skinley, a 56-year-old Christchurch company director, has been sentenced to five and a half months’ home detention in the Christchurch District Court after pleading guilty to defrauding ACC. More >>

Cabinet announces decision on ACC levies

Monday, 2 December 2013, 4:23 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Cabinet has today announced its decision on ACC levies for 2014/15. More >>

ACC safety programme aims to reduce truck injuries

Monday, 2 December 2013, 2:21 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

From today, companies with fleets of five or more heavy goods service vehicles can apply to join ACC’s new ‘Fleet Saver’ programme, which offers reduced motor vehicle levies as a reward for good road safety practices. More >>

Lower levies recommended for employers, earners/car owners

Monday, 25 November 2013, 9:35 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chairperson Paula Rebstock said today that ACC has considered feedback received during its recent public levy consultation, and will now recommend cuts to Work and Earners’ levies, as well as an across-the-board levy cut for all car owners next ... More >>

 

 

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