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Life Matters Blog

A blog to support you at all stages of your journey. Whether you need helpful insurance and lifestyle tips or to read an inspiring story, our blog will help you get the most out of your insurance and truly celebrate life.

  • Cut the Plastic competition!

    To help get you ready for Plastic Free July, we’re giving away two S’well reusable drink bottles valued at $59.95 each! Whether you’re aiming to be a bit more sustainable, or simply looking to upgrade your trusty reusable flask, these beautiful-looking bottles will keep water cold for up 24 hours (and can be used for hot water, too). Two lucky people will each win one S’well water bottle.

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  • Three helpful reasons to quit smoking

    Stopping smoking can help reduce your NZ health insurance premiums.

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  • Enter our special giveaway to reward the kids!

    Children have been amazing during the lockdown for COVID-19 with their patience and resilience. While home-schooling isn’t perhaps one of the fondest memories for many parents, we’d love to know one of the ways that made you feel particularly proud of your tamariki during self-isolation. We’ll pick two responses at random and your children will each receive one fabulous craft activity from Seedling.

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  • Kiwi podcasts that make exercising more enjoyable

    One of the great things about the lockdown has been that many of us have got back into exercise – especially walking. A regular gentle stroll is wonderful for your health and well-being, so we want to help you keep that up! We’ve put together five Kiwi podcasts and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Five tips for helping children return to primary school after COVID

    The regular school routine is a distant memory for most children, especially for younger tamariki. The impact of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the ways they have been learning and returning to a life outside of social isolation could feel a bit of a struggle. We’ve put together some simple ways to help them transition back into the primary school routine.

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  • If I had cancer – can I still get life insurance?

    You’ve beaten cancer, now it’s time to find life insurance cover that suits your new needs and circumstances.

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  • Four ideas to support your mental wellbeing right now

    It’s a really difficult time for most of us. Working, living and playing only at home is so different to the way we usually go about our daily lives and we’re all dealing with the stress of uncertainty. More than ever we need to look after ourselves and our mental wellbeing – and that of our whanau and friends.

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  • Enter our Children’s Day Giveaway!

    To Celebrate NZ Children's Day we’re giving away four fabulous make-your-own kaleidoscope kits.

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  • Three steps you can take now to create a brighter financial future

    If making savings goals and plans for your personal finances is something you think about a lot – but often falls to the bottom of your to-do list, have a look at this checklist.

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  • Tips for a smooth back-to-school transition

    Children all over the country are back at school, but after a long summer break, being back in the classroom can be tricky. Here are a few ideas to help smooth your children’s path from holiday to classroom.

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Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature and not personalised to your situation. If you would like advice which takes into account of your particular finanical situation or goals, please contact your financial adviser.