A third of NZ flood damages not insured – what needs to be done?

A third of NZ flood damages not insured – what needs to be done?
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Michael Bealing
A year after the major flooding events of 2023, sections of West Auckland roads remain closed and some homeowners in central suburbs are negotiating with insurers and the council.Meanwhile, many East Coasters are still in clean-up mode, having to completely replant orchards, re-establish access roads and fences and buy back stock after a year of poor weather hampering rebuilding efforts.Others are challenging decisions that have seen their unaffected homes categorised as uninhabitable because other parts of their property were flooded.The bigge...

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