Fire & general policyholders face levy increases

  With the Earthquake Commission and Fire Service levies on the increase, it can be tempting to look for ways to save but whatever you do, don’t compromise your insurance cover. It’s important you continue to have the right cover in place, where and when you need it. If you are concerned about the impact of…

Walk the line

From Invercargill to Cape Reinga, we walked an imaginary line up the islands in an increasingly competitive office challenge. With our standardized, office issued pedometers at the ready, our in-house health promotions committee of Donna, Kendal and Lynne, divided the Christchurch team into four, and gave us four weeks get to Cape Reinga – one…

Bowel & Liver Trust fundraising boost

Help us reach our fundraising target by purchasing your Entertainment 2017 membership through us. With 20 percent of each digital membership or book sold going to our charity of choice, we’re helping the Bowel & Liver Trust do their vital research and promotion work. So if you’re looking for a corporate gift idea, or something…

Abbott Sharp Shooters

Congratulations to the aptly named Abbott Sharp Shooters for winning the Coastal Spirit Football Club’s summer five-aside competition in February, beating some interesting rivals in the open grade social draw including ‘Messi Undies’. The Sharp Shooters starred some of the wider Abbott family, with players representing the Cameron, Halpine and Reid families. With plenty of…

Bowel and Liver Trust Fundraising

Abbott Group is proud to be a foundation sponsor of the Bowel & Liver Trust, making an annual donation of $10,000 towards the Trust’s lifesaving research and promotional work. But we’re keenly aware that fundraising is a constant demand for Bowel & Liver Trust General Manager Margaret Fitzgerald.  So this year, we’re trialling new ways to…

Abbott team wins big at awards night

In the lead-up to Christmas last year, our Life and Health team travelled to Rotorua for the annual Kepa Awards and were rewarded with some significant wins. Derrick Abbott was awarded the prestigious Kepa Pinnacle Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to both the financial services industry and the community during his 40-plus year…

One click travel insurance

From relaxing Island holidays to European adventures, with so many great online travel deals it’s never been easier to lock-in your next family holiday. And while it’s tempting to check the button on an airline’s default travel insurance option, it pays to know exactly what you’ll be covered for. You can buy travel insurance right…

Money mules and hackers

It’s easy to assume online scammers are focused on the big players – eBay, Amazon and closer to home, Trade Me – businesses that sell exclusively online and with significant turnover. But in reality, online scammers are far more likely to target small to medium enterprises, and they’re a lot more attentive to us than…

February deadline for commercial earthquake claims

If you have an unresolved commercial claim for damage relating to the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake and you have not yet filed proceedings, we recommend you contact your lawyer urgently. Who’s affected? Commercial policyholders with unresolved earthquake claims relating to damage caused by the 22 February 2011 earthquake may be affected under the Limitation…

Earthquake: what do you need to know?

Sunday night’s severe 7.5 earthquake shook us all out of our beds, causing significant damage in the heaviest-hit areas, and widespread distress and upheaval across the country.  What do our clients need to know? We hope that our valued clients and their families are safe and well after the earthquake near Culverden and the resulting…