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Our office will close at 12 noon Friday, 22 December 2017.

Re-open for short hours 8.30am to 12 noon from Wednesday, 3 January to Friday, 5 January 2018.

We will be back to our usual hours 8.30am to 5pm from Monday, 8 January 2018.

If there is anything urgent required during our break, please contact your adviser:

Bruce Flay: (0274) 481 042, Jacinda Doell: (0274) 353 809, Mike Weren: (0275) 693 736

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Increased Fire Service Tax

Increased Fire Service Tax on Insurance Policies

In New Zealand the firefighting services are funded by a tax called the Fire Service Levy.  This tax is added to the insurance premiums for personal and commercial property, motor vehicles, contract works and other insurance policies.

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2017 Home & Lifestyle Expo

What a great weekend at the Taranaki Home & Lifestyle Expo
The lucky winner of the gift basket is Joanna Means.
Well done Joanna.  Don't eat it all at once!

Jacinda Doell

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Four reasons to have health insurance:

1.       Greater choice

          Choose when, where, how and by whom you get treated, in consultation with your doctor.

2.       Quicker treatment

          Avoid long delays waiting for treatment in the public health system.

3.       Greater certainty

          Cover now, for many unknown health issues that may arise later

4.       Latest medical procedures

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Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance

56% of Kiwi businesses were affected by Cyber crime last year alone.

The estimated cost of Cyber crime in NZ is $250-$400 million each year. Your business is exposed to a range of cyber risks that can impact you financially, affect your customers and damage your business reputation.

Risks like:

1. Computer viruses, transmission and hacking

2. Extortion

3. Privacy fines and investigations

Make sure you have the right Cyber Insurance in place to protect you.

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Market Cycle Changes

Market Cycle Changes (February 2017)


Most industries experience cycles of high prices and low prices, often based on supply and demand. The insurance industry experiences similar cycles however no two cycles are the same and in recent decades the soft cycle has lasted longer than the hard cycle. On average the historical cycles are about seven years apart, as shown in the table above.

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2016 Home & Lifestyle Expo

Another great year at the expo

I met some wonderful people and had an absolute blast with my spinning wheel (thanks Frankley School Fundraising Committee for lending it to me)

See you there next year!

Jacinda Doell


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Registered Master Builders Associate Member

We are proud to be an associate Member of the Registered Master Builders Association Taranaki.

We also would like to take this opportunity to wish our clients all the very best for their quality built homes entered in this years Taranaki Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2016.

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