Is your business at risk of a costly environmental breach?

Although as New Zealanders we pride ourselves on our ‘clean green’ image, we may not be as squeaky clean as we like to believe. From 2013-2014 there were approximately 1100 hazardous substance incidents reported to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. These included spills, leakages, and…

The Abbott Group is on the move!

After nearly ten years at our current Christchurch location on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Montreal St, we are moving. On Friday 20 November we’ll relocate from our current site on Moorhouse Ave, as the space is required to manage growth at Corcoran French.  On the following Monday we’ll open at 93 Garlands Rd…

Introducing a few of our new staff members

With the continued growth in our business, we have been delighted to employ several new staff recently in both Wellington and Christchurch. Jon Saxton Jon came to us in April from NZI Insurance, spending his first 3 months here at the Abbott Group as a claims consultant. Over recent weeks Jon has furthered his training…

Abbott Group client Garage Project named best brewery in NZ

Wellington-based craft beer brewery and Abbott Group client Garage Project has been named New Zealand’s best brewery by beer fans at the annual Society of Beer Advocates national awards. Based out of a once derelict petrol station, Garage Project has developed a reputation for brewing distinctive and experimental beer. The creative and pictorial artwork that…

Abbotts partners with FANZ for KiwiSaver

The Abbott Group has entered into a Strategic KiwiSaver Partnership with SBS Bank subsidiary Funds Administration New Zealand Limited. With over 2.4m Kiwis now in the government subsidised scheme, Kiwisaver is here to stay.  However we know a lot of people remain unsure of the full features and benefits available, or how to maximise their…

Cyber incidents rise 48% in 2014

The number of cyber-related security incidents increased 48% to 42.8 million last year, according to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) worldwide survey. The average financial loss from breaches grew 34% to $US2.7 million, while the number of organisations reporting financial hits of more than $US20 million nearly doubled. The number of detected cyber incidents has increased at…