We cover your belongings if they’re lost or damaged while they’re in your home or temporarily being used elsewhere in New Zealand.
Repair or replacement cover for most items
We’ll repair or replace your belongings as if they were new, except the items specified in the policy as being covered for present value only.
For belongings like books, clothing, computer software and camping equipment that are covered for their present value, we’ll either pay the cost of repairing them to the condition they were in before the loss, or we’ll pay you what they were worth.
There are limits to the cover we offer for valuable objects like cameras, surfboards, bicycles and jewellery but you can arrange a higher level of cover by specifying these items in your policy.
Temporary accommodation costs
If you can’t live in your home because of a loss covered by this policy, we’ll pay for other accommodation for you, your family and your pets. We’ll also pay to move your belongings to your temporary accommodation or to a secure storage facility, as well as the cost of moving them back home when the time is right.
Contents while they’re in storage or transit
We'll cover your belongings while in transit to your new home.* If you are storing your belongings in commercial storage facility we’ll cover you for up to six months, provided we have approved the storage arrangements. *Cover is for defined events only.
Hidden gradual damage from leaking water in certain circumstances
We cover up to $2,500 per annum for hidden gradual damage to your belongings, which is hidden rot, mildew or deterioration caused by water leaking from an internal water pipe or tank.
Legal liability cover up to $1,000,000
We’ll cover your legal liability if you accidentally damage someone else’s property or if you accidentally injure somebody. Provided they're approved by us in advance, we may also pay your legal fees. There are exceptions to this cover such as for damage caused by your vehicle or watercraft.
Home office contents up to $7,500
If you have an office at home, we’ll cover loss or damage to the furniture and equipment provided you own it. If you take the furniture and equipment somewhere else, the limit does reduce significantly.
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If your refrigerator or freezer stops working or there’s a prolonged power cut, we’ll pay to replace food items that perish, just not if the food was for business. This cover will also pay to have the defrosted freezer cleaned before you fill it back up again.
Credit card theft
If your credit or debit cards are stolen and used fraudulently, we’ll pay up to $500 towards money that can’t be recovered.
If you’re fatally injured because of a fire or burglary in your home, we’ll pay $7,500 to your legal representative.
We'll cover your belongings if they're damaged by a fire or explosion that's intentionally caused by a tenant or someone living in your home other than you, your partner or a family member.
If we pay a claim for the total loss of the contents, we’ll pay you an $1,000 for the stress you have suffered. You can spend this however you want.
Up to $10,000 for a single ornament or work of art
If you have a valuable ornament or work of art, you can rest assured it’s covered for up to $10,000. If you have lots of high value items we recommend you specify them on your policy to ensure they’re covered.