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.

Choosing the right contents insurance policy

Learn more about the difference between our two contents insurance policies with real life examples to show you what they cover, and which one may be right for you.

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The ins and outs of contents insurance

Here’s a great way to get started and get to grips with what contents insurance is – how it works, why you need it, what it covers and what it doesn’t.

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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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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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