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Marsh rallies for Kiwi kids

Marsh chief executive Marcus Pearson spent five days in March on a 1960 Los Angeles Fire Dept articulated fire truck, travelling across various parts of New Zealand raising and distributing funds for Kiwi kids in need. It was part of th...

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Fire risk in high-rise buildings

By John Lucas, Insurance Council of New Zealand

Lack of passive fire protection is a growing problem in New Zealand. Simply put, passive fire safety is about limiting the ability of fire and smoke to spread through a building. And it’s an issue in both commercial and residentia...

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'EventCover' offers local solution

The owner of a new insurance business says there is a big gap in the New Zealand market for a provider to offer cover for the country’s events industry. Auckland-based Stuart Hartley has launched EventCover, which is the coun...

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Blockchain could make insurance payments more e...

ANZ, IBM and Suncorp New Zealand are working together to develop a blockchain solution for the insurance industry that will help make the data transfer and payment reconciliation process faster and more transparent between brokers and...

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Insurance Advisernet celebrates

Success is something to be celebrated, and the Insurance Advisernet Conference, recently held in Taupo, did just that.   More than 140 Insurance Advisernet brokers, insurers and business partners gathered at the Hilton...

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Stevens marks 20 years as Ombudsman

I nsurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Karen Stevens says her job has become more complex over time, but after 20 years, it’s still as enjoyable as ever. Stevens celebrated 20 years in the role on May 25....

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NZI launches crash scene one-stop shop

NZI’s emergency hotline for truck accidents is being welcomed by the transport industry. NZI has launched a one-stop shop when it comes to clearing up truck crashes. A call to the NZI Crash Scene Assistance number...

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Star Insurance Specialists becomes the official...

Star Insurance Specialists is about to make their mark in the booming New Zealand esports industry as the headline sponsor for the upcoming Project CARS 2 NZ Championship. The competition, presented by New Zealand esports...

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Degree rule would shake up industry, IBANZ warns

Code of conduct proposals too strict on qualifications, industry associations...

Large numbers of general insurance brokers could leave the industry if proposed new qualification standards are brought in, IBANZ has warned. The working group developing the new code of conduct for all financial advisers has...

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Rothbury at One World - the 20th Steadfast Conv...

One World - the 20th Steadfast Convention took place in Melbourne over April 7 to 11 and was attended by over 2000 brokers and insurers from Australia and New Zealand.  As a member of the Steadfast network, the Rothbury team...

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