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Rothbury appoints two established industry leaders

Rothbury Insurance Brokers has appointed two highly experienced and established industry leaders.  The appointments were made at the start of the year and bring significant expertise to the business.   Treena...

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Remembering.....Robyn Gosden

The insurance industry has paid tribute to long-serving IBANZ employee Robyn ...

The much-loved IBANZ employee had worked for the organisation since its formation in 2005, and was responsible for arranging a host of industry events. Tributes flooded in from across the market, led by IBANZ chief executiv...

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Remembering.....Stephen Doecke

21.09.1964 to 01.03.2021

The insurance industry lost one of its true innovators and unique personalities on 1 st  March 2021.  Stephen Doecke was an Australian Import to the NZ insurance industry hailing from Murray Bridge, South Australia. ...

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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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Impact of Covid-19 and redundancy

Mrs Hall* had payment protection insurance and made a claim to the insurer when her employer terminated her employment due to COVID-19. The insurer declined the claim, on the basis that Mrs Hall had been made redundant due to 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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Solar panel theft

Question: The insured operates a communications business which includes the setting up and supply of radio networks. They have over 20 transmitting sites throughout NZ, many of these are in high altitude remote areas. Due...

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Dog walker dilemma

Question: We have a dog walker who a colleague is looking to provide quotes for under GL. We have it agreed by insurers we have got terms from that the Care Custody Control (CCC) extension will extend to treat dogs as...

FSCL Case Study

Aviation scam leads to dispute

A business owner runs an aviation engineering business and needed a rare engine part for a helicopter he was working on. He found and purchased the part from a USA supplier. The person transferred $28,000 into the supplier’s...

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Conviction causes confusion

A business owner runs a small construction company. As their business grew they contacted an insurance adviser to take out public liability insurance. The adviser sent through the policy documents, invoice and a form requesting...

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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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Underwriting the unvaccinated: rating risk in a...

Olivia de Pont, senior associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

A person’s COVID-19 vaccination status and how they may be treated as a result has become an increasingly controversial topic. Among other issues, it raises the question of how insurers may take vaccination status into...

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What you might not know about Accredited Employ...

Gallagher Bassett chief client officer, Steven Walsh

The Accredited Employer Programme (AEP) can be appealing and cost-effective for large employers seeking to lower costs and self-manage injury claims within their workforce. Facilitated by the Accident Compensation Corporate (ACC), this...

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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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Cultivating the future of claims

Meet Chris Hughes, NZI’s new Executive Manager, Broker and Specialist Claims,...

Born in London, raised in Hawkes Bay and proud Waiwera Valley resident, Chris Hughes, executive manager broker and specialist claims, started in the insurance industry 33 years ago and has recently come full circle.  After an...

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