Tools and tips

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

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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Keep looking while you're cooking

Kiwis love their BBQs, but we all need to use a bit of common sense to avoid accidentally damaging other property – especially as foliage can be tinder-dry during our hot summer months. Here are a few thought starters.

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Fun school holiday activities that don't involve a screen

To give you some inspiration these school holidays, we asked five AA Insurance staff members to share their favourite activity to share with their kids - minus a screen!

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Six things to do before going away these holidays

When our insurance experts go on holiday they make sure their homes are secure and safe. We’ve put together some of their best tips to help you have a relaxing break, so you needn’t worry about what’s going on at home.

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Tips for tradies: starting your own business

Many tradies may find themselves dreaming about going out on their own. To help, we’ve pulled together some simple ways and things to think about to help prepare you to do business with your best boot forward.

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Easy home emergency kit

Did you know that it’s a government recommendation that every home has an emergency kit with food and water to last 3 days? Learn how by being prepared and having the right resources on-hand could eliminate a great deal of stress if there is an emergency.

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6 ways for small business owners to stress less

Running a small business can be stressful. We've put together a few simple and important tips on how to deal with stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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Small Business Insurance for beginners

Wrapping your head around small business insurance may feel like a challenge and just another thing to add to your to-do list. So to give you a hand, we’ve spoken to our Small Business team to get their best tips on how to get started and what to consider.

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Renovation theft prevention

Like most Kiwi homeowners, thieves also love a bit of DIY, especially those newly purchased items. So here are some ways to proactively protect your home during a reno.

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Get your holiday security sorted

You’ve packed your bags, left the cat with the neighbour, and organised some travel games for the kids. But what have you done to secure your home before heading away on holiday? Here are a few tips to help you get away.

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