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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.

Taking care during motorcycle riding season

We’re well into motorcycle season with many riders taking to the roads to make the most of the long, warm days. While you’re taking in the incredible New Zealand scenery, bear these tips in mind to ensure you and your ride stay in good nick

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How to save on your insurance

While cost is often a motivating factor when considering home, contents and car insurance, cheapest isn’t always best for your circumstances. But don’t despair! There are a number of ways you can reduce your insurance without compromising the type of cover you have.

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Car park dings: would you come clean or drive on?

If you damaged someone’s vehicle in a car park, would you leave a note? How about if no one saw you? It’s quite the dilemma among Kiwi drivers, because while most say they wouldn’t hesitate to leave their details, the reality is that very few do.

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Five landlord tips for rentals

There are more than 550,000* rental properties scattered throughout New Zealand, so it makes sense that as the market grows landlords better understand their rights and responsibilities. With this in mind, AA Insurance has put together a few tips to help make the property investment journey a smoother one.

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How to avoid theft over Christmas

If you’re like the growing number of Kiwis who’ve been shopping online this year, then you should have your items delivered to where you’ll be during the day, or risk thieves doing their own style of shopping.

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Top entertainment gifts for Christmas 2017

We’ve put together our ultimate list of giftable cutting-edge amusement contraptions. Show your affection and impress your loved-ones with one of our top entertainment presents for Christmas 2017.

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Men vs women drivers – the gap in confidence is closing

It’s a debate (almost) as old as the wheel itself – who’s the better driver, men or women? Or rather who thinks they are the better driver? It may come as no surprise, or perhaps it does, that according to a recent AA Insurance Driver Survey, men remain more confident in their ability behind the wheel than women.

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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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