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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 serv...

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Damage on location

QUESTION: We have a client who rented a home for a commercial shoot. The shoot was over two days, after the shoot the owner noticed several areas of damage after the shoot. The Insurer wants to apply a separate excess to eac...

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Supply of goods inclusion in PL

QUESTION: We have a client who was engaged to renovate a home. This involved replacing some flooring with secondhand tawa flooring to match existing. The flooring was purchased from a dealer but once laid and sanded back was foun...

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Tree trouble

QUESTION: A tree in a car park owned by a commercial landlord breaks in a weather event and damages a trailer parked in the car park and owned by the tenant to the building. The landlord wishes to make a claim for the...

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Suncorp supports vulnerable customers

Insurer Suncorp has established a customer vulnerability framework and training programme to support customers in vulnerable circumstances. The group has increased its number of community support service partners, including...

FSCL Case Study

Pregnancy and childbirth costs not covered by i...

Person B was an overseas student studying in New Zealand. She arranged travel insurance to cover her medical costs while in NZ. When she became pregnant, while in New Zealand, her medical expenses were covered by government...

FSCL Case Study

ACC cover but no insurance

As a single mother, Person A decided she needed to get income protection insurance in case she had an incident leaving her unable to work and pay her expenses. She went to an adviser who recommended she also get mortgage repayment,...

IFSO Case Study

Warning for landlords after animal mess

A warning has been issued for landlords whose tenants keep animals – or in this case, a covert pet refuge centre. The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman, Karen Stevens, issued the warning after a landlord was...

Opinion

When does an exclusion for a ‘deliberate act’ a...

It is fundamental to all insurance that it only covers a fortuity – that is, a loss that is accidental from the insured’s point of view.  So, how are the courts to interpret a liability policy that excludes:...

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Playing the long game

Murray James talks about his cricketing days and how he got off the mark in t...

Wellington born and bred NZI Corporate Manager Murray James has been in the insurance industry for almost 30 years, and he’s proud to say he’s in it for the long term. What started with a ‘foot in the door’...

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Insurance Advisernet celebrates milestone anniv...

This month marks 15 years since Insurance Advisernet entered the New Zealand general insurance broker market. Founder David Crawford takes us back to those early days and general manager Travis Atkinson, who joined the business in...

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Suncorp appoints Andrew MacFarlane as CFO

Suncorp New Zealand has appointed Andrew MacFarlane as its new chief financial officer. MacFarlane joins in September from ANZ, where he has spent the last 25 years in finance roles including in its institutional division, retail...

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The clock is ticking

For those of you yet to commence your qualifications under the new FSLAA regulations, the clock is now truly ticking. The alarm goes off on the 15th March 2023, and if you haven’t got your qualification by then you cannot give...

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Scholarship recipient commits to the task

Professional IQ College provided an award late last year to Ivana Vink, the winner of the last KWT Scholarship.  The winner had 12 months to take up the Scholarship to undertake the College programme leading to the New Zealand...

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Theft or damage?

QUESTION: We have a client who has had two areas of netting damaged, one area slashed and cut, and another just further along has had a section slashed and cut out and the netting taken.  The netting is designed to stop...

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