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Cyclone Cook - Safety First this Easter

A severe weather event is predicted to affect the North Island during Thursday afternoon followed by other parts of New Zealand.

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NZTA releases new protections against water-damaged vehicle imports

Have you ever suffered from unknown water damage on an imported commercial vehicle? New legislation has been put in place to protect you from latent safety issues and unexpected costs to repair hidden water damage.

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Most common claims across New Zealand - infographic

Insurance claims were just as prevalent in 2015 as many other years, but which claims were the most common over the 12-month period?

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Christmas Shopping and Trolley Collisions

Collisions between trolleys and parked cars are surprisingly common - especially during the festive season. Is your vehicle protected?

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An easier way to shop for insurance

Shopping for insurance fllls most people with dread... the thought of hours online or on the phone, only to be left with options that are difficult to compare. In Part 3 of this blog series Stu Cooper, National Domestic Manager, suggests an easier way to shop for insurance.

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Why is it so difficult to comparison shop?

Shopping for insurance? The point of shopping around is to get the best value for an insurance cover that protects you the way you want it to. Sounds simple but if you read Part 1 of this blog series you’ll know it is anything but simple. So why is it so difficult to comparison shop?

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Shopping for insurance, the good the bad and the ugly

Shopping for insurance. It fills most people with dread. The thought of hours online or on the phone. Having to answer numerous questions again and again to get quotes. Deciding which company to go with. Not really being confident in what the insurance covers, or assuming too much and becoming bitter and disappointed 6 months down the track when there’s a claim. Part 1 of this 4 part blog looks at why it's not easy to shop around.

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How do you stand for car hire insurance?

Insurance customers are often unaware of what their own vehicle policy covers them for when it comes to car hire insurance. I've reviewed a range of policy offerings and car hire insurance agreements. How do you stand?

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Never Admit Liability

If you've caused an accident or damaged someone's property you may feel morally obligated to fix things. But a word of advice... don't. Let the insurance companies decide who is legally liable.

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Refund my excess now!

'Why didn’t my insurer waive my excess when the accident was not my fault?' Isn’t it frustrating when you have a claim where someone else has caused the accident and you are still being asked to pay the excess!Here is what you need to do at the scene of an accident to try and make sure you don't end up wearing the cost.

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10 Tips for Before You Have a Claim

Claiming can be a stressful time. Here are 10 TIPS for before an event occurs that will help with your home, contents and car claims.

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Why don't I get paid the full value?

When you write off your vehicle there is a popular misconception that you will get paid what you Insured the vehicle for or what we call the 'Sum Insured' which is shown on your policy schedule. This is not always the case!

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