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Rogue employees - The insider threat

Cyber threats aren’t just from hackers outside your business.

The greatest threat to your company and network is not the hackers and crackers on the outside trying to get in but your own employees who want to cause mischief or who inadvertently cause damage from within.   A determined ...

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Kevin Horrack celebrates 50 years!

  Kevin Horrack, a keen footie man (and recently lawn bowls!) celebrated 50 years with NZI on 1 September. We caught up with him to find out his secret to a long and happy insurance career. “I landed in insur...

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Insurers grapple with meth questions

Post-Gluckman Report, what comes next for insurance companies assessing conta...

It was the bombshell report that all but wiped out the lucrative methamphetamine-testing industry. And now, more than 12 months later, the findings of the Gluckman Report may finally be starting to change the insurance industry, wi...

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IAG commended for cultural diversity initiative

Insurance giant IAG New Zealand has been lauded for its employee-led initiative encouraging the use of te reo Māori within the company at the 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™. The Te Reo Talk programme received a highly commended...

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Who are you, anyway?

Here’s how to build up your personal brand as an independent insurance broker...

Your personal brand is about your reputation and being known for what you do. Have you heard of it? Let me fill you in. Regardless of where you are on the experience scale of insurance brokerage, or how thick your book is, you...

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QBE pledges support

The QBE Foundation has announced its 2019 charity partners, confirming renewed agreements with seven existing partners. The agreements include new and continuing multi-year support pledges from the insurer’s Australia Pacific...

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Cyber risk product aims to fill market gap

Delta Insurance has partnered with global security leader DynaRisk to deliver a cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses and their employees and customers across the Asia-Pacific region.  Delta Insurance Group...

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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...

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Duty to disclose gets update

by Lloyd Kavanagh, Jeremy Muir, Kara Daly, Andrew Suggate, Maria Collett-Beva...

A little over 20 years ago, the Law Commission published a paper with a title that hinted only vaguely at its contents: “Some Insurance Law Problems”. It examined five unrelated aspects of insurance law that were...

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Work accidents attract bigger consequences

Brokers told to check policies have high enough indemnity limits to cover ris...

The most significant recent development in statutory liability insurance has been the rising costs of reparation payments made to victims following health and safety prosecutions, says Adrian Tulloch, managing director of Vero Liability...

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NZI marks 160 years

By Joanna Mathers

The founders of NZI (then New Zealand Insurance) were unlikely to have foreseen a future when insurance advice came via the mouth (or, rather, speakers) of robotic advisers. In fact, when the company was established in 1859, the word...

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NZI motor manager living a passion

It would be fair to say that Oliver Jepson, NZI’s national motor manager - corporate and fleet, lives and breathes all things motor. “I've been obsessed with cars my whole life, so it’s awesome that the focus...

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IAG gets DVFREE Tick and stands up against dome...

IAG is being awarded the DVFREE Tick by Shine, New Zealand’s specialist anti-domestic violence non-profit organisation, demonstrating its commitment to creating a domestic violence-free workplace where staff can feel safe and...

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Aluminium composite panels in building cladding

By Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand

In the last few years, there have been several fires involving multi-level building overseas where combustible aluminium composite panel cladding (APC cladding) has been a significant contributing factor to the damage caused by the...

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What’s on the regulatory horizon?

By Jemimah Giblett, solicitor, Maria Collett-Bevan, senior associate, and Kar...

Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill (FSLAB) The FSLAB remains before the Committee of the Whole House for consideration and is expected to be progressed during the first quarter of 2019. However, it is possible that the...

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