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Archive: 2017

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1 September 2017

Agencies the future force

The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) was formed in July 1998 and is the peak body for Australian and New Zealand underwriting agencies. UAC General Manager William Legge believes the agency sector is the way of the future for the insurance industry. Having previously working for direct insurers...

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1 September 2017

Don't shoot the messenger.

EQC and FSL fees on our Star CamperCare policies. As you’ll be aware the Fire Service (FSL) and Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies increased on 1 July 2017. They also changed the rules around collecting these levies. We believe there are a number of more direct and equitable ways to collect the...

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1 September 2017

How much is that Porsche in the window?

Classic cars. The market and their valuations today. The advent of the GFC changed substantially the way in which the world views investment. The traditional bank deposits coupled with minimal (or even negative) interest rates have been replaced by a number of alternatives such as wine, internatio...

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1 September 2017

Banana Cake

Prep time: 20 Minutes. Cook time: 60 Minutes. . Ingredients. ½ cup butter. 1 ½cups white sugar. 4 eggs. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. 3 bananas sliced. 1 cup sour cream. 1 tsp baking soda. 2 cups flour. Method. Preheat oven to 175˚C. Line baking tin. Cream together butter and sugar....

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1 September 2017

Cool Culture

When Tourism Holdings Limited brought Dave Simmons onboard two years ago to develop Mighway (the RV owner’s rental business) he was given a clean slate to craft a new business unit with an independent company culture. That culture has been built around ice-cream!. “I’m passionate about the i...

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1 September 2017

Attainable Wheels

Auckland brokers: If you’re arranging an office morning tea, please consider using Attainable Trust. . In our last issue we talked about companies giving something back to the community and some of the organisations Star Insurance Specialists have supported. We’ve had a long association with ...

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1 September 2017

Central crossing

The Tongariro Crossing is a 19km hike across the volcanic plateau in the central north island and is considered one of the best single day walks in the world. The Tongariro Crossing is a 19km hike across the volcanic plateau in the central north island and is considered one of the best single d...

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23 June 2017

Fire Service Levy changes – FSL Update

The changes to the Fire Service Levy will take effect from 1 July 2017. For residential the new rate is 10.6c per $100 insured (capped $20,000 for contents) meaning an increase to the Contents portion of our Star Campercare motorhome insurance policies. Our policies have a base...

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