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EQC Levy is Changing, Here's What You Need To Know

EQC Levy is Changing, Here's What You Need To Know

As you will have heard in the news since February, the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 was amended with changes coming into force 1 July 2019. The changes are intended to broaden how Earthquake Commissions can apply the Act by providing homeowners more time to lodge a claim and increasing the cap limit on each claim.

Changes to the Fire Service Levy

Changes to the Fire Service Levy

Last year the Government introduced the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill, which replaces the Fire Service Commission with a new entity, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). It may seem silly to talk about this in relation to your insurances but the changes have some broad affects on you.

Diamonds are Forever so don't buy them twice.

Diamonds are Forever so don't buy them twice.

Jewellery can be worth much more than its monetary value. It’s often special, meaningful, and irreplaceable. And unfortunately, sometimes it gets lost or stolen.

We understand the impact this can have on our customers. But we’re not just here to make emotional assurances. We’re here to do what we do best: helping you recover as much of the financial value as possible if the worst happens.

Protecting your investment - a guide to rental property insurance

Protecting your investment - a guide to rental property insurance

When you compare the risk exposures that a tenanted property faces in comparison to your normal home you can understand why additional covers and some basic risk management might be required.

So what are the risks?

Securing Your Home this Summer

Securing Your Home this Summer

Right, with Christmas behind us, it’s time to jump in the car and head off somewhere that isn’t home. Last thing you want to be doing is worrying about what will happen back home to your property, so here’s some handy tips to secure it.

Contract Works Insurance Guide

Contract Works Insurance Guide

So you won a new contract how do you go about insuring it?

The Rise of Meth Contamination

The Rise of Meth Contamination

You've probably read the disastrous headlines about meth contamination and the costs involved with cleaning up the mess it leaves behind. Trust me we've been on the front-line of this dealing with a number of claims from apartments, houses and even cars. Let's cover off the basics

Your new christmas present and how it affects your insurance

Your new christmas present and how it affects your insurance

Despite the hefty price tag, they were one of the most desired gifts this Christmas. But if you unwrapped a drone, you might struggle to insure it.

How much would it cost to rebuild your home?

How much would it cost to rebuild your home?

Let’s walk through the major change for house insurance following the quakes in Christchurch. You are now be responsible for calculating the cost of replacing your home as you set your insurance levels. But how do you do that?