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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.

Winter holiday boredom busters

If you’re sick of hearing ‘I’m bored’ these holidays then get the kids involved in a few boredom buster ideas that needn’t cost a fortune.

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Are we there yet?

If you’re going on a road trip over the school holidays, or spending at least an hour in the car with the kids, then here are a few non-digital boredom busters to help you (all) survive the journey.

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Are you in the digital danger zone?

Almost half of all Kiwis who keep photos, videos and music digitally risk losing their treasured memories because they don’t back them up properly.

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Maintain your home, maintain your cover

Keeping your home in good nick sounds like a chore, but it does help you have a safer home, protects your investment and ensures your insurance cover stays in place.

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The DIY disaster domino effect

It may start with the best of DIY intentions, but all too often they can turn into DIY disasters. You only wanted to add bit of pizazz to a room, as well as save yourself some money, and yet one thing led to another and now you’re covered in paint, have a hole in the wall and your TV screen is smashed to smithereens.

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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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Looking for tips for around the home?

To help you keep things sorted and safe at your place, we’ve put together a series of handy videos that offer some guidance; from doing your homework before a reno to avoiding DIY disasters, and protecting your things during an open home.

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New to renovation?

If you’re just starting out with renovations to your home, you’ll need to make sure your property’s protected. Our home and contents insurance expert, Aaron Dickinson, shares five tips to get you started.

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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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Life hacks – little ways to make life easier

Your gran may have called them handy household hints, but nowadays they’re known as life hacks or, as we like to say, smart solutions to life’s little problems. Here are a few to get you started

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