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A closer look at the Government's decision to transfer risk from private insurers to the state natural disaster insurer, EQC
3rd Oct 21, 6:00am
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A closer look at the Government's decision to transfer risk from private insurers to the state natural disaster insurer, EQC
Private insurers finally get their way, as EQC enables them to handle claims on its behalf; Public Inquiry was inconclusive on the matter
2nd Nov 20, 6:49pm
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Private insurers finally get their way, as EQC enables them to handle claims on its behalf; Public Inquiry was inconclusive on the matter
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
24th Oct 20, 7:53am
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Jenée Tibshraeny looks at the tough calls the Government needs to make around spreading the cost of climate and natural disaster risk 
Earthquake risk and climate change in the Wairarapa valley are the focus of Angus Kebbell's review of how farmers are meeting the challenges
31st Aug 20, 12:08pm
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Earthquake risk and climate change in the Wairarapa valley are the focus of Angus Kebbell's review of how farmers are meeting the challenges
Tower says it has a deal to pay $13 million for the 34,000 policies issued by Youi in this country; Tower to raise $47 million to pay for purchase and to boost its own solvency position
24th Sep 19, 8:52am
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Tower says it has a deal to pay $13 million for the 34,000 policies issued by Youi in this country; Tower to raise $47 million to pay for purchase and to boost its own solvency position
Public wrongly lead to believe that 97% of Tower's customers will receive home insurance premium decreases due to new quake risk-based pricing changes, Jenée Tibshraeny says
22nd Jun 18, 3:43pm
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Public wrongly lead to believe that 97% of Tower's customers will receive home insurance premium decreases due to new quake risk-based pricing changes, Jenée Tibshraeny says
Question marks remain over the extent to which further insurance premium hikes flagged for more disaster-prone parts of the country will be offset by decreases in lower risk places
6th Apr 18, 12:37pm
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Question marks remain over the extent to which further insurance premium hikes flagged for more disaster-prone parts of the country will be offset by decreases in lower risk places
The Government commits to increasing EQC cover for buildings, extending the timeframe claims can be made within and enabling more data sharing
20th Mar 18, 11:33am
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The Government commits to increasing EQC cover for buildings, extending the timeframe claims can be made within and enabling more data sharing
Auckland University researchers say beams of timber stuck onto the backs of unreinforced masonry façades could be a cheap and simple way to stop them collapsing in an earthquake. Laura McQuillan investigates
13th Nov 17, 1:27pm
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Auckland University researchers say beams of timber stuck onto the backs of unreinforced masonry façades could be a cheap and simple way to stop them collapsing in an earthquake. Laura McQuillan investigates
Insurance brokers say higher EQC and fire service levies, as well as a changing market post-Kaikoura, could see the cost of insuring some buildings increase by more than 50%
29th Aug 17, 5:06pm
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Insurance brokers say higher EQC and fire service levies, as well as a changing market post-Kaikoura, could see the cost of insuring some buildings increase by more than 50%
EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
26th Jun 17, 3:27pm
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EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
25th May 17, 3:28pm
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EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
Nirmal Nair on global energy issues, electricity blackouts, infrastructure resilience and university trends for export skill/qualification training and more
24th Feb 17, 10:05am
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Nirmal Nair on global energy issues, electricity blackouts, infrastructure resilience and university trends for export skill/qualification training and more
Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
24th Jan 17, 4:16pm
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Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
Local Tourism and primary production impacted; losses offset by reconstruction activity; national impact minor
6th Dec 16, 10:00am
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Local Tourism and primary production impacted; losses offset by reconstruction activity; national impact minor
Youi says it's part of its 'business practice' to keep writing new insurance policies in most cases in disaster struck areas, even if its competitors don't
30th Nov 16, 10:50am
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Youi says it's part of its 'business practice' to keep writing new insurance policies in most cases in disaster struck areas, even if its competitors don't
Infometrics pinpoints where population growth is set to soar and reveals just how many people Kaikoura could lose due to the quakes
24th Nov 16, 8:31am
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Infometrics pinpoints where population growth is set to soar and reveals just how many people Kaikoura could lose due to the quakes
Insurance Council calls for law change to oblige authorities to check businesses' air con units, lights, sprinklers, etc will be secure in an earthquake; Attributes up to 70% of commercial building damage to seismic restraint failures
23rd Nov 16, 2:29pm
Insurance Council calls for law change to oblige authorities to check businesses' air con units, lights, sprinklers, etc will be secure in an earthquake; Attributes up to 70% of commercial building damage to seismic restraint failures
Insurer credit rating agency AM Best to closely monitor implications for the financial strength of insurers with significant exposure to earthquake hit regions
18th Nov 16, 11:42am
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Insurer credit rating agency AM Best to closely monitor implications for the financial strength of insurers with significant exposure to earthquake hit regions
Geof Mortlock calls for policyholder compensation to be introduced to prevent taxpayers covering the costs if an insurance company goes bust
17th Nov 16, 9:58am
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Geof Mortlock calls for policyholder compensation to be introduced to prevent taxpayers covering the costs if an insurance company goes bust
Andrew Hooker on how to side-step the insurance problems experienced by Cantabs after the 2010/11 earthquakes
16th Nov 16, 5:02am
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Andrew Hooker on how to side-step the insurance problems experienced by Cantabs after the 2010/11 earthquakes
Insurers urge those affected by the quakes to document damage, lodge claims with EQC in the first instance, and be assured there's money in the kitty to cover the costs
14th Nov 16, 12:26pm
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Insurers urge those affected by the quakes to document damage, lodge claims with EQC in the first instance, and be assured there's money in the kitty to cover the costs
EQC Act review stalled by 'the complexity of the issues and ongoing engagement with insurance industry stakeholders', Treasury says
27th Oct 16, 7:36am
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EQC Act review stalled by 'the complexity of the issues and ongoing engagement with insurance industry stakeholders', Treasury says
Action is required to protect New Zealand from natural hazard impacts says the Insurance Council
5th Nov 14, 8:44am
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Action is required to protect New Zealand from natural hazard impacts says the Insurance Council
Janine Starks on intergenerational wealth, insurance claims, earthquake stress and elderly parents.
7th Sep 12, 11:45am
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Janine Starks on intergenerational wealth, insurance claims, earthquake stress and elderly parents.