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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 >>

Santa to address nation on safety this Christmas

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 11:07 am | ACC

Santa to address nation on safety this Christmas ACC is pleased to announce that world renowned toymaker, sleigh pilot and philanthropist, Mr S Claus, will personally address the nation this Christmas, to help Kiwis make their homes safer for his impending ... More >>

ACC resource for seriously injured clients wins award

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 1:19 pm | ACC

Media release 4 December 2013 An online ACC resource specially tailored to meet the needs of clients with a disability caused by a serious injury last night won the ‘best plain English website for public sector/NGO’ category at the WriteMark ... More >>

Home detention for man who worked while claiming ACC

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 4:42 pm | ACC

Romney Lavea, aged 45, of Onehunga, Auckland, was sentenced to eight months’ home detention in the Manukau District Court today for defrauding ACC. More >>

Nurse arrested at airport for defrauding ACC

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 10:40 am | ACC

Diane Ruth MacDonald, a 57-year-old aged care nurse, was sentenced to 150 hours of community work in the Tauranga District Court this week, for historical offences against ACC. More >>

Baby, it’s a firework, but take care

Friday, 1 November 2013, 9:58 am | ACC

Baby, it’s a firework, but take care so you don’t go boom, boom, boom! More >>

You can't stop a storm - you can reduce injuries

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 10:45 am | ACC

As the wild weather hit New Zealand this week, TV weather presenters advised Kiwis there was little they could do except batten down the hatches and ride out the storm. More >>

Injury gives surfer newfound appreciation of cross-training

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 10:10 am | ACC

There’s nothing like getting injured to make you aware of the impact an injury can have on your life. More >>

Goalkeeper skips warm-up – and almost misses world champs

Monday, 14 October 2013, 11:52 am | ACC

There’s nothing like getting injured to make you aware of the impact an injury can have on your life. More >>

Kiwis challenged to change their injury forecasts this week

Monday, 14 October 2013, 9:27 am | ACC

Today is the start of ‘Safety Week 2013’, and ACC is challenging Kiwis to prove that when it comes to injuries, what’s happened before doesn’t have to happen again! More >>

Many Kiwis benefit from ACC levy cuts

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 10:02 am | ACC

“Many Kiwis, not just employers, have more money in their pockets following ACC levy cuts in 2012, and they stand to gain more if proposed cuts for 2014 go ahead,” says ACC’s Chair Paula Rebstock. More >>

Practice Helping Younger Drivers Become Safer Drivers

Friday, 20 September 2013, 1:37 pm | ACC

ACC welcomes a fall in fatalities and serious injuries among young drivers, and is pleased at the role that the injury prevention initiative ‘Practice’ is playing in this trend. More >>