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New Auckland HQ for AIG New Zealand

AIG New Zealand is set to move Auckland’s Commercial Bay Precinct into a greener, more sustainable office. AIG is finalising its relocation to Jarden House from Shortland Street. The insurance giant said the move optimis...

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Steak cooked in a toaster sparks disaster

The sequence of disastrous events began innocently enough when Mr H* had a craving for steak and chips. For reasons unknown, he decided to cook his steak in a toaster. Having inserted the steak into his toaster and started the toasting ...

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Is safety technology having the desired impact?

Oliver Jepson, National motor manager, NZI

The first breakthrough in car safety came in 1934 when General Motors performed a crash test for the very first time on a 1929 Chevrolet. Since then, the transport industry has (thankfully) come a long way when it comes to sa...

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FMA publishes record-keeping tips

The Financial Markets Authority has published an information sheet for Financial Advice Providers on how to demonstrate compliance with record keeping obligations. Under the new financial advice regime Standard Condition 1 for both...

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Delta Insurance opens Australia office

New Zealand underwriting agency Delta Insurance has opened its first office in Australia, as the fast-growing liability insurer looks for new clients across the Tasman.  Delta already operates in Singapore, becoming the first...

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Wine liability

Question: Our client contracts to a large transport company who has contracts with wineries to transport grapes from their vineyards. The client is paid on an hourly basis to transport the grapes on behalf of the...

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Vermin problem

Question: Birds have set up nests in the outdoor component of our client’s combine heater & hot water system causing both direct & resulting damage. The policy exclusion states cover is excluded for damage...

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Keeping kiwis in the know about vehicle safety

Here at Smith&Smith®, we’re on a mission to help keep your clients safe on ou...

As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) become more common in vehicles worldwide and the safety technology becomes smarter, it is even more important that vehicle owners and repairers understand just how complex these systems are,...

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Government income protection insurance launch

Workers made redundant could receive up to 80% of their wages for seven months under a new government proposal.  Finance minister Grant Robertson has unveiled plans for a new state-backed income insurance scheme, which will...

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Closing the Gaps

Quick Checks from PIQ

For many Fire & General advisers, attaining the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 (NZCFSL5) has either been ticked off the list or is well underway. Which is a great place to be some 16 months before the...

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Distance Learning tips and Student Liaison

Level 5 on the to-do-list? Top tips for distance learning and getting the m...

The prospect of setting time aside from an already busy schedule to complete a qualification is, understandably, a bit daunting. But help is at hand. Read on for some tips for Distance Learning, and accessing dedicated support...

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Marine cargo surveying – how times have changed

Shelley Beasley, head of marine NZ at Sedgwick, started her career as a surveyor in the New Zealand marine industry in 1986, and provides an update on the cargo market. Go back 30 years Exponential growth in shipping,...

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Aon-Willis Towers Watson merger called off

Broking giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson have called off their $US30 billion merger, blaming US regulators for blocking the mega-deal. The two international broking and advisory groups scrapped plans to combine after running...

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ICNZ criticises FENZ funding review

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has hit out at the government’s decision to continue funding Fire and Emergency New Zealand through a levy model.  Following a review, policymakers concluded insurance premiums should...

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PSC taps Allianz for chief executive

Insurance group PSC has hired a senior executive from Allianz to run the group, which includes broker network PSC Connect. ASX-listed PSC Insurance Group has appointed David Hosking to the new role of CEO PSC Australia and New...

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