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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.

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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6 handy home life hacks

It’s fair to say we know our stuff here at AA Insurance, especially when it comes to handy hints and clever tips for helping prevent damage to the stuff you love, or at least making things a little easier. So, here’re a few ideas if you find yourself asking ’What do I do when.....?’

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Top three house insurance claim questions

There are a few myths and legends about what insurance covers, so we’ve put together answers to the three most common questions customers ask about the accidents that happen around their home.

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Tips to look after your house

Our house insurance experts know their stuff, and have shared seven clever ways that you can look after your property, to keep it in tip top condition.

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Time for a security stocktake?

Fortunately insurance is there to help you pick up the pieces after a break-in. But preventing the crime in the first place would save a serious amount of stress.

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The F word - fraud

Did you know that claiming for an extra pair of trainers that weren’t stolen, or for a mobile that was deliberately broken is considered insurance fraud? How about telling the insurance company that $1,000 worth of belongings had been flood damaged, when it was actually $100?

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Tick tock, change your clock

Remember to set your clocks forward an hour this Saturday night before heading off to bed, so 2am becomes 3am.

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House Insurance for beginners

Like most Kiwis, your home is probably your castle and your most valuable asset. So it makes sense you would want to protect it from potential damage and related costs. The obvious way to do this is by having an appropriate home insurance policy.

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6 ways to put burglars off your place

Wherever your home is – from Bluff to the winterless North – you’ll no doubt shop around to make sure your belongings and home are insured by the experts. But, what do you do to protect your home from break-ins in the first place? It doesn’t take much to deter most burglars if you follow simple home security tips and remain vigilant.

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Random Acts of Kindness

It needn't take much to brighten someone's day, so we've put together a list of simple things you can do to make your friends, family or even a complete stranger smile.

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