If you're swimming with young children at the beach, look for the red and yellow flags, a
small distance apart.
On the road
Reduce the risk of motor vehicle crime - be aware of what's visible and stored in your car
when you leave it unattended.
Avoid leaving any papers in the car with your name and address on them. A thief stealing
your vehicle, or property from it, could decide to visit your home.
Check the tyre pressures and make sure your registration, WoF and car insurance policy are
Get roadside assistance with our Roadside Rescue cover for just $30 a year*.
We'll help you out 24/7 no matter who's driving.
*State Roadside Rescue covers two call-outs a year. See our Roadside Rescue page
or call 0800 80 24 27 for more information.
Record the serial numbers of all your electronic items at SNAP - it's a
FREE handy online tool created by the Police. It means if your house is burgled, you can
track your stolen property and it can help with your insurance claim too.
Before going on holiday, make sure your home and contents insurance is
up-to-date, and you stop paper deliveries and ask a neighbour to collect your mail.
Always remember to lock all doors when you go away. Fit window locks
on your windows and hide the keys in a secure place.
Remember there's a good chance the value of your contents will exceed your cover, especially
after Christmas. You can check the amount you should be covered for, with our online contents calculator. Check
your contents insurance
covers you for the right amount, or call us on 0800 80 24 24 if you have any
Make copies of your travel
insurance policy number, passport and emergency numbers. Take one with you and leave
one with family or friends.
Take a mixture of money with you and don’t keep all your money in one place.
Stick with the tour services recommended by your travel agent.
If you haven't been to the dentist in a while, get a check-up before you head away to avoid
toothache while you're travelling.
If taking toddlers on holiday, check their ears with a GP the day before your flight.
You can make a claim by filling out our travel claim form,
calling us toll free (within NZ) 0800 155 777 or collect from overseas +64 9 969