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A new entitlement to replacement vehicle hire c...

By Nick Frith, senior associate, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

A recent New Zealand court decision confirms that drivers who are not at fault in accidents may recover the cost of a replacement hire vehicle from the at-fault party’s insurers. The decision will have substantial cost implication...

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Rural innovation and entrepreneurship showcas...

From a beekeeper to a children’s author, this year’s NZI Rural Women New Zealand business awards winners were as diverse as they are successful.  The awards, held on November 20 in Wellington at Parliament showcase...

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SMEs left vulnerable

There are many gaps in New Zealand’s small business insurance coverage. By A...

Underinsurance is a significant issue across the insurance industry and for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), failure to take out adequate cover could be catastrophic. While bigger businesses and companies can often bounce back r...

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New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project ta...

The City Rail Link (CRL) has broken through construction and infrastructure industry norms to win New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade at the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Garry Taylor, executive...

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Five changes new code of conduct could bring to...

The group developing a new code of conduct for financial advisers has released a draft – and it will mean big changes for insurance brokers. The code will guide everyone who gives financial advice under the new regime. It is...

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Brokers told to adapt for online world

Brokers need to adapt the way they operate to capture businesspeople who want to research and do business online, a report suggests. Vero released its latest SME Index, which showed that more than three-quarters of the owners of...

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Survey shows New Zealand businesses aren't full...

New Zealand businesses are not as prepared as they should be when it comes to dealing with emerging risks, a new survey shows. Marsh’s seventh survey of risk, conducted in September across a range of Kiwi organisations,...

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Aon rings changes

Aon has announced the decision to bring commercial risk solutions, health solutions, and affinity teams across Asia and Pacific together into one APAC region.  This region employs 11,000 staff, comprises 20 countries and more...

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Breakdown insurance stoush breaks out

Consumer NZ is advising car buyers who have been mis-sold mechanical breakdown insurance to demand a refund. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the insurance was heavily promoted by car dealers and could add more than...

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ICNZ welcomes mapping decision

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is pleased with the decision of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones to provide funding through the Provincial Growth Fund for expanded LiDAR data mapping in the regions. LiDAR...

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Bill to extend transitional levy

A bill that will extend the transitional levy rate for Fire and Emergency New Zealand to June 30, 2020, was introduced to Parliament at the end of October by Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin. Martin said the introduction of...

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AMI launches on WeChat

Chinese-Kiwis can now connect more closely with AMI, as the general insurer becomes the first in New Zealand to establish itself on social network WeChat. WeChat is one of the most popular social networks in the world, with more...

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FSCL reports surge in complaints

External disputes resolution scheme Financial Services Complaints Ltd has ticked off its busiest year yet. In its annual report, FSCL reported a 35% increase in complaints opened for investigation in the year ending June 30....

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Suncorp focuses on flexible working solutions

Suncorp New Zealand is using technology to create a more flexible and collaborative working environment for its global workforce. This includes leveraging Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to support Suncorp’s Citrix virtual...

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Chubb expands Australasian offering

Chubb has established a major accounts division in Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of delivering dedicated premium service encompassing underwriting, risk engineering and claims for large, global and multinational clients and...

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