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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.

  • Income protection vs trauma cover – what’s the difference?

    Income protection and Trauma are types of insurance that can help if you suffer a serious illness or injury. But they work in different ways, so what’s the difference?

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  • What’s Your Score? Take the Men’s Health Week challenge!

    This Men's Health Week, we challenged a few of our male colleagues to take the What's Your Score health survey and see what they learned.

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  • Good things growing: Kindy kids, seedlings and kindness!

    Asteron Life is getting good things growing by donating seedlings to four kindergarten groups. Each kindergarten shares their planting story with us here.

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  • Asteron Life joins the Jammie Army!

    Find out why we’ve joined Middlemore Foundation’s Jammie Army to support Jammies in June.

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  • 10 bright ideas for lifting a dull day

    It’s easy to feel weighed down by all the tasks you need to complete, especially in winter’s cold, grey weather. We’ve compiled a few ideas for breaking away from a difficult day and doing something for yourself.

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  • 7 things that might surprise you about life insurance

    Life insurance is one of those topics which can seem so complex that you just put it into the too-hard-basket. But here are seven simple things which you might not have known about life insurance.

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  • Expert check-up: a GP’s notes on what you can do to stay well

    Life is busy… we could all do a little better at looking after ourselves. For a little expert advice on what we can do to stay well, we caught up with GP Nikki Retford.

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  • Expert check-up: a mental health professional's tips for self-care

    We all know when we feel physically unwell, but it can be harder to realise when we don’t feel good mentally. For some expert advice on self-care, we caught up with counsellor Erin Nolan.

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  • Expert check-up: a dietitian’s tips for making great nutrition easier

    We all know that looking after ourselves is important, so to get some expert ideas on healthy eating for better sleep, we caught up with dietitian Alice Gormack.

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  • The sweetest way to say thanks: win your mum a Whittaker’s pack

    This Mother’s Day, we have 25 packs of Whittaker’s Chocolate Artisan Squares to give away. It’s our small, sweet way of saying thank you to the mums of New Zealand.

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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.