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The festive season is here, and for some, it’s time to head away. Take a look at our tips to help keep what’s important to you safe these holidays.
Preparing for a well-earned holiday is an exciting time. Just don’t forget to make sure your house is safe while you’re away.
With these handy deep cleaning tips, you can help prevent damage inside your home over time, while also enjoying a beautiful home environment for your family.
Don’t just leave it for daylight savings. Doing fire safety checks all year-round could make all the difference in protecting your home and belongings from fire.
Is there anything better than the great Kiwi BBQ? A safe Kiwi BBQ! Barbecues can be a fire risk, so check out these tips to help you use yours safely.
Routine checks and maintenance can help prevent major plumbing problems and claims. Keep your home free from leaks, blockages and water waste with these tips.
Not using your dryer properly could cause a fire, damage your property, and result in an insurance claim. Here are safety tips to protect your home and belongings.
Buying a house is a big investment. Once you’ve committed, it’s tempting to go with the cheapest insurance option, but it’s really important to get it right. Here are some tips to help you save on your house insurance premiums while maintaining adequate cover.
Experiencing a natural disaster can be stressful. If you’ve been impacted and have had to make a claim, rest assured that Tower is here to help you with this handy rundown on what to expect during the claims process.
There are heaps of ways to heat your home, but before you switch on the heater or load up the log pile, there’s a couple of things you can do to keep your home a haven.
Ever blown a circuit? Annoying right? Here’s how to stop overloading your electrical outlets and save your home from short circuiting.
Debris and silt inundation, like that seen after Cyclone Gabrielle, can cause a significant amount of damage and can be difficult to remove. Whether and how your remove it will depend on what it is, how deep it is, and where it is.
Don’t wait! You can take steps to minimise damage and disruption following a flood and we encourage you to take these steps where it is safe to do so. Follow our guide to get back to enjoying your home and property as soon as possible.
Eco-homes, sustainable design, and green buildings. Whatever we call it, it’s worth considering before you build or renovate – for your health, your wallet, and the planet.
What to look out for when buying an older home, and what this may mean for your house insurance policy.
It’s important you understand what this means for your cover, any potential claims, and how to help prevent gradual damage.
We caught up with Tower customers Nyree and Pieter Schaar in their new home, completely rebuilt by Tower.
If you’re making a house insurance claim, you want to know what happens next. Here’s how our claims work so you’re prepared.
How does inflation affect your house and contents insurance? Take a look at what it means for you and your policies.
Have questions about the upcoming EQC changes? Here’s more on who they are, how they help and what the change means for you.
We need to make sure we’re able to help you if something unexpected happens. That’s why we’re always reviewing our pricing and why your premium changes.
Your home is probably your biggest asset. But understanding house insurance can be confusing. So we’re here to make it easy.
Renos can be stressful at the best of times. So here’s our top tips for protecting your property while it’s a work in progress.
Is it worth getting renovation insurance? Here’s why insuring your home when it’s at its most vulnerable is a smart move.
As the weather changes it’s important to stay fire safe.
You’ve found the best insurance cover, and now you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal, so you aren’t paying more than you have to. Here are four things to consider that could save you money.
Cooler months mean our homes can get chilly and damp so we’ve put together a few tips to keep your family warm and dry this winter.
Water and flood damage are some of the most common reasons for insurance claims, so what exactly are you covered for?
Learn how to prepare your emergency kit or grab bag just in case you need to leave your home at short notice in an emergency.
Here are some top tips from the NZ Civil Defence and our locally based claims team on how to prepare for and what to do after a flood.
Read our blog article filled with handy tips to help keep your house safe.
Find out what you need to do if a tsunami threatens New Zealand.
New Zealand is no stranger to earthquakes. While we can’t prevent, we can prepare. Find out what you should do before, during and after an earthquake strikes.
Find out how experts assessed and repaired a customer’s water-damaged house.
Many Kiwi households have an LPG cylinder at their home. Here’s some useful information and tips to help you store your cylinder safely.
Planning a DIY renovation at home? Get the most out of the process with this list of some dos and don’ts.
Moving house in New Zealand can be a stressful experience. We’ve put some tips together to help you prepare for your next home move.
Does insurance still have a purpose when selling your house? Find out when to have it and when to cancel it, and what you’ll need to tell your insurer.
Make sure you get the right insurance for your slice of the Kiwi dream.
First home buyer? Here’s what you need to know about insuring your house and valuables.
We’ve put together some tips to help you prepare your home for the severe rainy and windy conditions we sometimes experience.
As we head into the rainy months, it’s important to make sure your home is up to the job. Cleaning gutters should be high on your autumn to do list.
Having your home broken into and burgled can be extremely traumatic. There are things you can do to make it easier to deal with.
Is your insurance policy coming up to a renewal? Here’s some information on the process.