Insurance premium holiday for M. bovis farmers

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:24
Written by Rural News Group

Life insurance provider Fidelity Life says its special relief offer will help farmers deal with the financial impact of Mycoplasma bovis.

The company says customers who are suffering financial hardship due to the impact of the disease on their farms can apply to put their premium payments on hold for up to six months, without affecting their insurance protection.

Fidelity Life chief distribution officer Adrian Riminton says the company has a responsibility to look after its customers, particularly in tough times.

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'No, ewe drive!': Is this the most 'Kiwi as' image of all time?

11 Jul, 2018 9:49am

By: Heath Moore

Social Media and Trending Reporter for the
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A New Zealand farmer's creative way to herd a sheep from a paddock has been labelled one of the most "Kiwi as" acts of all time.

Josh Jackson was trying to round up one particular sheep on his Taupō farm when he decided to take a slightly different approach.

Free glass insurance cover for Kiwis about to end

David Linklater - Stuff - June 20 2018

 The great Kiwi insurance tradition of free windscreen replacement is under threat thanks to the high cost of new safety technology, according to one industry expert.

One company, Vero, is set to remove free cover for windscreens following a similar move in Australia. Others are likely to follow.

The big changes coming to KiwiSaver

By: Tamsyn Parker
Money Editor, NZ Herald

Retirement savings scheme KiwiSaver is to undergo a raft of changes next year if they get the thumbs up from politicians.

A bill introduced to Parliament last Thursday proposes to allow people over the age of 65 to join KiwiSaver and would scrap the requirement for people over 60 to be in the scheme for a least five years before they can get their money out.

Those changes could come into effect by July 1 next year.

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Using KiwiSaver to turn your nest egg into income

The Press - Martin Hawes - 23 May 2018

The toughest thing in all of finance is to take a lump sum and turn it into a steady, dependable income.

Retirement means going from having a paycheck every second Thursday to investing your savings to live on, and that's not easy.

Income from savings to live in retirement is hard because the economy may do anything over the 20 or 30 years of retirement. We may have inflation, deflation, recessions, a depression, a credit crunch etc.

Financial adviser and author Martin Hawes believes KiwiSaver is a tool people can use after they stop work to help turn their nest eggs into retirement income.

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