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Insurance Council warns owners of units in complexes without body corps could struggle to get cover or face uphill battles when making claims
27th Jan 21, 3:33pm
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Insurance Council warns owners of units in complexes without body corps could struggle to get cover or face uphill battles when making claims
Low-risk home, car and contents policyholders to stop subsidising high-risk customers as IAG ups the ante on risk-based pricing; Company denies move is a money grab
29th Apr 19, 4:03pm
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Low-risk home, car and contents policyholders to stop subsidising high-risk customers as IAG ups the ante on risk-based pricing; Company denies move is a money grab
State and AMI home insurance policyholders in parts of the country deemed risky to receive premium increases of around $91 a year under IAG's new pricing model
23rd Jul 18, 3:01pm
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State and AMI home insurance policyholders in parts of the country deemed risky to receive premium increases of around $91 a year under IAG's new pricing model
CPI data shows kiwis' grumbles over hefty insurance premium hikes are justified
17th Jul 18, 3:43pm
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CPI data shows kiwis' grumbles over hefty insurance premium hikes are justified
Insurers renew their calls for immediate action on climate change adaptation as the cost of more frequent extreme weather events stack up
25th May 18, 2:59pm
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Insurers renew their calls for immediate action on climate change adaptation as the cost of more frequent extreme weather events stack up
Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman advises those hit by the storm to take photos of damage and contact their insurers before cleaning up
11th Apr 18, 2:21pm
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Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman advises those hit by the storm to take photos of damage and contact their insurers before cleaning up
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
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%
Expensive car repair, building and Kaikoura quake costs prompt Suncorp to flag premium increases in its annual results 
4th Aug 17, 3:14pm
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Expensive car repair, building and Kaikoura quake costs prompt Suncorp to flag premium increases in its annual results 
How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future
31st Jul 17, 12:05pm
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How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future
First NZ Capital suggests a 10% to 20% increase in homeowners' insurance premiums next year will spur them to shop around
22nd Jun 17, 11:26am
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First NZ Capital suggests a 10% to 20% increase in homeowners' insurance premiums next year will spur them to shop around
When and under what conditions different insurance companies will provide cover for meth contamination to your home or rental property 
29th Mar 17, 11:19am
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When and under what conditions different insurance companies will provide cover for meth contamination to your home or rental property 
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
IAG on when we need to update our insurers on a change of circumstances
25th Nov 16, 11:21am
IAG on when we need to update our insurers on a change of circumstances
AA Insurance assures premiums to stay the same, as it moves from sum insured to full home replacement for fire, flood and storm damage
12th Sep 16, 2:10pm
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AA Insurance assures premiums to stay the same, as it moves from sum insured to full home replacement for fire, flood and storm damage
Christchurch architect takes Tower to court over offer to winch four-storey earthquake-damaged house uphill, rather than pay $2m to rebuild it
1st Sep 16, 7:47am
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Christchurch architect takes Tower to court over offer to winch four-storey earthquake-damaged house uphill, rather than pay $2m to rebuild it
The Medical Insurance Society calls on cash from its parent, as it exhausts reinsurance cover for the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, and is left to foot nearly a quarter of the bill on its own
26th Jul 16, 9:48am
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The Medical Insurance Society calls on cash from its parent, as it exhausts reinsurance cover for the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, and is left to foot nearly a quarter of the bill on its own
Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to see what's in it for insurers to delay settling Canterbury earthquake claims
18th Jul 16, 9:04am
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Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to see what's in it for insurers to delay settling Canterbury earthquake claims
Environment Commissioner warns getting insurance will become harder as sea levels rise and insurers take cover
15th Jul 16, 2:30pm
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Environment Commissioner warns getting insurance will become harder as sea levels rise and insurers take cover
Insurance Council hits back at insurance lawyer for making 'outlandish' comparisons between meth damage, 9/11, the Canterbury earthquakes and leaky homes
14th Jul 16, 10:24am
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Insurance Council hits back at insurance lawyer for making 'outlandish' comparisons between meth damage, 9/11, the Canterbury earthquakes and leaky homes
Andrew Hooker says insurers are backing away from covering meth damage in the same way they backed away from covering terrorism after 9/11 and weather-tightness damage after the leaky homes saga
7th Jul 16, 10:07am
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Andrew Hooker says insurers are backing away from covering meth damage in the same way they backed away from covering terrorism after 9/11 and weather-tightness damage after the leaky homes saga
A look at how a court judgement, making landlords responsible for damage their tenants accidentally cause to their properties, affects you
28th Apr 16, 1:33pm
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A look at how a court judgement, making landlords responsible for damage their tenants accidentally cause to their properties, affects you
Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker, EQC & the Insurance Council give their advice to Cantabrians following Sunday's earthquake
15th Feb 16, 10:23am
Insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker, EQC & the Insurance Council give their advice to Cantabrians following Sunday's earthquake
IAG research shows we aren't always making insurance claims for the incidents we're most worried about occurring
2nd Feb 16, 5:29pm
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IAG research shows we aren't always making insurance claims for the incidents we're most worried about occurring
Seven things you can do to ensure your insurer has your back during the festive season
22nd Dec 15, 2:12pm
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Seven things you can do to ensure your insurer has your back during the festive season