25 Apr 2018

A Travelers Cos. Inc. unit is not obligated to provide coverage to a seafood company that was the victim of a spoofing email scheme under an exclusion in its computer fraud policy, says a federal appeals court in upholding a lower court ruling.

Seattle-based Aqua Star (...

23 Apr 2018

Newer isn’t always better.

This recent High Court decision discusses the liability of insurers under policies that provide an option to purchase a new house rather than rebuilding the existing one.

While the particular wording of each policy will be important, the case d...

23 Apr 2018

In 2002, the insurer insured his house with an insurance company.

In November 2009, he discovered that a water supply pipe in the wall cavity behind the shower had burst. He turned off the mains water valve and contacted the insurer, which advised him to call a plumbe...

23 Apr 2018

Burglary, theft and aggravated robbery is becoming a big problem for small retail outlets, and the number of reported incidents of violence against dairy and liquor store owners, staff and customers during robbe

Now the Government is offering subsidises for businesses t...

15 Apr 2018

Most of us want to be liked at work. 

And whether we care to admit it, sometimes we say or do things just to keep the peace, even if they’re not conducive to our end goals. 

Consider last week, for example … What did you do (or not do), say (or not say) to avoid conflict...

15 Apr 2018

Teeth brushing sounds simple enough, but when it comes to keeping your pearly whites in good nick, there are some tricks worth knowing.

Ever heard of pairing wine with dairy, not for the taste, but for the dental protection, for example?

Coming up, how to take the best c...

4 Apr 2018

New Zealand will be $30 billion better off if it responds to climate change sooner rather than later, according to a report from Westpac.

Westpac commissioned research on moving to a low carbon economy that modelled two scenarios – one that involved an earlier and smoot...

4 Apr 2018

Tower Insurance will start pricing premiums according to how at-risk a property is to earthquake damage, it has been revealed.

According to a report by Radio New Zealand, thousands of Tower’s customers situated in high-risk regions started paying hundreds of dollars mor...

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