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Tools & Tips

We’ve put together straightforward answers to some commonly asked questions, as well as tips and examples to help you better understand insurance.

Shoddy workmanship warning for DIYers and Weekend Warriors

It’s that time of year again when would-be DIYers and Weekend Warriors - inspired by warmer weather, longer days, and home make-overs shows - pick up a hammer, trowel or pliers and take a stab at renovating their own homes.

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The great Kiwi shed, man cave and workshop

Kiwis have always been mad about man caves, silly about sheds, and wild about workshops. But the trend has grown, from the humble potting shed to purpose-build she-sheds, mini museums of collectables, and garages converted into sports bars.

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Sum Sure Calculator

If you’re struggling to calculate the cost of rebuilding your home, then we’ve got some good news. AA Insurance is giving customers added confidence with the introduction of Cordell Sum Sure, the next generation in online calculators.

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NZ Home Security Infographic

We’ll be there for you if the unexpected happened at your place – but as with most things, prevention is far better than cure. So, we’ve dipped into our Home Security Survey for a few facts and created some helpful tips to keep your home, safe and secure.

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Winter Weather Wisdom

With the cold snap hitting the country, we’ve put together a few winter tips to help you look after your home and car.

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Time will tell – understanding gradual damage

We’re often asked why some things are covered by insurance while others aren’t, like the damage caused from a leaky tap. So we thought we’d explain it here with a few examples.

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Is your garage a fire hazard?

It’s true that losing your entire home to a fire is rare, but when it does happen it’s devastating, so it’s essential to improve the safety of your home, including your garage.

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How to Take the Stress Out of Moving

Moving house or flat is often a stressful time in life, but a little preparation can go a long way. So before you start wrapping and packing, consider this handy checklist.

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6 Tips for Airbnb Rentals

We’ve put together a few ways to help you protect your property before you hand over your keys and put the welcome mat out. Find out more.

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Easter home security tips

If you’re heading away for the Easter break, or even only out for the day, here are a few ways to keep your property safe while you’re gone.

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