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Queen’s Birthday Weekend Road Injuries Cost $2 Million A Year, Five-year Injury Costs Reach $2.45 Billion

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 4:55 pm | ACC

An average of four people are injured every hour on New Zealand roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, at a cost of almost $2 million per year. That’s according to new figures from ACC, which show an average of almost 400 people lodged a road ... More >>

Message To Weekend Warriors – Ease Back Into Winter Sport To Reach Your Peak

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:38 am | ACC

Winter sports are set to resume this weekend and ACC is encouraging people to ease back into the game so they can reach their potential without picking up a season-ending injury. Sports injuries have been way down during the Covid-19 lockdown – less ... More >>

New Tool To Help Assess Firefighter Occupational Cancer Claims

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 3:51 pm | ACC

ACC has introduced a new tool to help assess work-related cancer claims by firefighters. ACC worked with Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) to develop the assessment tool which enables an independent toxicology panel to analyse clinical evidence and combine ... More >>

Strong investments performance reduces interest rate impact

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:08 pm | ACC

In the last financial year, our investment fund delivered a 12.97% return, substantially outperforming comparable funds. This added $5.1 billion to our assets and increased our investments to $43.8 billion. More >>

ACC support extends to family members overseas

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:30 pm | ACC

ACC wishes to clarify that the supports and entitlements available for family members of those killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch is the same regardless of whether they live in New Zealand or overseas. A funeral grant, a survivor’s ... More >>

ACC sets up direct contact for victims

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:50 pm | ACC

ACC has set up several direct points of contact for victims, and the families of victims, of Friday’s terror attack in Christchurch. More >>

ACC supporting victims of Christchurch terror attack

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 7:02 pm | ACC

ACC is boosting frontline resources in Christchurch to ensure urgent help is provided to the victims and their families following Friday’s terror attacks, says Chief Executive Scott Pickering. “Everyone who was injured in the shootings, and the ... More >>

ACC speeds up claims approval

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:14 pm | ACC

Many ACC claims will soon be accepted as they are lodged, thanks to a new system that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim. More >>

Safety star rating system coming for motorbike gear

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:58 pm | ACC

Kiwi motorcyclists will soon be able to check the performance of protective clothing before they buy, with the introduction of a safety star-rating system, says Dave Keilty, who heads ACC’s motorcycle injury prevention team. More >>

Good habits make good drivers - Road Safety Week

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 3:01 pm | ACC

There were 37,980 people – as many people as live in Gisborne – injured on our roads last year, says ACC Chief Customer Officer Mike Tully. More >>

ACC boosts surgical simulator funding; updates TI data

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 11:48 am | ACC

ACC is spending another $4.8 million to ensure the highly successful surgical simulation training programme NetworkZ (previously known as MORSim) is rolled out to all DHBs by 2021. More >>

Enjoy the holiday, not the break this Easter

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:52 pm | ACC

Slippery grass, holes in the ground, a rusty nail, and good old just not watching where you are going … the classic Easter Egg hunt claimed a few victims last year. The half-dozen people who needed medical attention as a result of hunting for chocolatey ... More >>

ACC remains in strong financial position

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 2:37 pm | ACC

ACC made significant progress in 2015/16, delivering improved services to New Zealanders despite the impact of falling interest rates and higher than anticipated claim numbers, says ACC Board Chair Dame Paula Rebstock. More >>

ACC wants community input to the levy setting process

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:20 am | ACC

ACC is asking Kiwis to share their thoughts and ideas about levy setting for the 2017 to 2019 period, as part of a consultation process running from 21 September to 19 October 2016 at www.shapeyouracc.co.nz . More >>

Business feedback sought to ACC levy changes

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:02 am | ACC

ACC is asking New Zealand businesses to share their thoughts and ideas about incentives that encourage safer workplaces, as well as changes to ACC levies, as part of a consultation process running from 21 September to 19 October 2016. ACC is proposing a reduction ... More >>

ACC says....

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:15 am | ACC

With the fresh bloom of springtime here, many of us are ready to get out and moving. The promise of enjoying our favourite recreational activities is reason enough to brim with vim and vigour after the winters hibernation, but don’t forget that our ... More >>

Protect the good times on the slopes

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:26 am | ACC

After a patchy start in July, the recent flurry of winter snow has meant ski fields and snow lovers are delighted that the season is fully underway. More >>

Working together for a safer, healthier New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 2:33 pm | ACC

ACC and WorkSafe New Zealand today launched the inaugural ‘Reducing Harm in New Zealand Workplaces Action Plan’. The Plan supports their collaborative efforts to meet the government’s target of reducing serious injuries and fatalities in ... More >>

“50 days to go” to the Games – and counting

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:23 am | ACC

The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team is in the final run up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games opening on 7 September. Sid Miller, ACC’s Chief Customer Officer, speaking at the team presentation at Sky City, says in 50 days’ time all of New Zealand ... More >>

‘100 days’ to go to Rio Paralympics

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:27 am | ACC

The countdown begins in earnest as New Zealand’s Paralympians gear up for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September. More >>





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