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Insurance advisory on the Timaru hailstorm

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:57 pm | Insurance Council

As the recovery effort in the wake of the unprecedented November Timaru hailstorm continues, the insurance industry is advising people considering buying hail damaged vehicles to be well informed. More >>

Keeping your things safe this festive season

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:31 am | Insurance Council

It’s that time of year - the season of gifting and hopefully taking some time away for a well-deserved break. More >>

Hail damage to Timaru vehicles to be covered for WOF

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:40 pm | Insurance Council

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 of Fitness (WOF) while ... More >>

ICNZ advises Wanaka residents to take pre-emptive steps

Friday, 6 December 2019, 2:25 pm | Insurance Council

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. More >>

Insurance industry launches Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB)

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 1:13 pm | Insurance Council

Today, the Insurance Council of NZ launched the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), New Zealand’s first integrated initiative to target insurance fraud through detection and education. More >>

ICNZ urges pre-purchase due diligence

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 3:13 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging property buyers in Canterbury to do thorough due diligence before buying a property. It’s also urging current owners to put any payments received from the government towards properly fixing their homes, ... More >>

Reminder to check for excluded events for insurance

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 9:20 am | Insurance Council

With the busy late-winter travel period getting underway, ICNZ is reminding all travellers that the best time to sort their travel insurance is when they book their tickets - and to make sure they know what they’re covered for when they buy it. More >>

Ruling affirms insurers’ interpretation of assignment law

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 2:49 pm | Insurance Council

The decision of the Supreme Court in the IAG v Xu case, released today, has affirmed long-held legal principles regarding assignment law, ICNZ has said. More >>

General insurers are not unfair

Monday, 24 June 2019, 11:10 am | Insurance Council

People who take out general insurance do get a fair deal from their insurer, contrary to Consumer NZ’s assertion that they don’t, said Insurance Council of NZ CEO, Tim Grafton. More >>

General insurers support Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 10:55 am | Insurance Council

ICNZ is pleased to see the Government introduce their Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to parliament today. More >>

ICNZ reminds holiday makers to be road safe this Easter

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:42 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is reminding motorists to be careful and not take risks ahead of Easter weekend, especially when it comes to using their phones. More >>

Flood prep & recovery advice for severe weather-affected

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 3:09 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) has today put out storm preparation and flood recovery tips for those affected by the severe wet weather that's battered the West Coast and is now moving up the country. A State of Emergency has been declared for ... More >>

Insurance consumers should welcome FENZ review

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:33 pm | Insurance Council

The Government’s announcement today to review how to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be welcome news for those who buy insurance. More >>

LGNZ sea-level rise report not even half the story

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 8:59 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcome Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) report into sea-level rise around the country, saying that the billions of dollars of local government assets identified in the report as at risk from sea-level ... More >>

ICNZ urges people to stay safe this summer

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 9:59 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) is urging people to stay safe this summer after an analysis of claims data showed that January is the busiest period of the year for burglaries. More >>

Travel insurance and the AirNZ strike

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 1:03 pm | Insurance Council

Consumers are enquiring about whether they will be covered under travel insurance policies for delays and cancellations caused by the proposed Air NZ engineering and logistics staff strike planned for 21, 22 and 23 December. More >>

Insurers welcome EQC Inquiry

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:47 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcomed the announcement of the Public Inquiry into EQC, headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright. More >>

NZ ranked 2nd riskiest country in the world

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 8:25 am | Insurance Council

New Zealand is ranked as the second riskiest country in the world in a major international study released by Lloyd’s of London. More >>

ICNZ welcomes Canterbury Earthquakes tribunal

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:47 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the introduction of a Bill to Parliament today to establish a Canterbury Earthquakes Tribunal because it hopes it will accelerate claim settlements. "The people of Canterbury have been waiting too long to get ... More >>

Insurers settle record number extreme event claims in 2017

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:03 am | Insurance Council

Insurers settled 70,000 claims arising from extreme events in 2017. These included claims arising from the Kaikōura earthquake, extreme weather events and residual Canterbury claims. “2017 was a year that tested the insurance sector’s ability ... More >>



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