Environmental

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Safety tips for Lithium Ion batteries

By Stephen Henkin, risk management services, Vero

Lithium ion – or Li-ion – batteries are becoming ubiquitous in New Zealand homes and businesses. They’re widely used to power everything from mobiles and laptops to power tools, e-bikes, scooters and motor vehicles.&nb...

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Wellington: What’s really happening here?

By Tim Grafton

To understand what is happening to insurance in Wellington, it’s worth reflecting that the November 2016 Kaikõura earthquake caused about $1.5 billion of insured losses in the city. That’s from an event with an epicen...

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What if homes become uninsurable?

Rising sea levels may be the most predictable outcome of climate change, but ...

The efforts to combat climate change have begun in many corporate sectors around the world, and here in New Zealand that effort has been led by the insurance industry as it grapples with what to do when coastal properties beco...

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Insurers praise climate move

Insurers are backing the Government’s Climate Change Response Amendment Bill. Governments will be required to reduce biological methane by at least 10% by 2030 and between 24% and 47% by 2050.  All other...

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Insurers, brokers welcome levy review

The Government will review how Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is funded, a move that is being welcomed by the industry. The FENZ levy has been controversial for many years.  In 2017, the fire service levy for...

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Sea level rises pose risk

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has welcomed Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) report into sea-level rises around the country, saying that the billions of dollars of local government assets identified in the...

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