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Media release

Are you affected by the Christchurch Earthquake?

14 February, 2016

If your property has been damaged by the earthquake, you probably have quite a lot on your mind at the moment. As your insurance company, we’re here to help in any way we can.

We want you to look after your own health, security and safety first.

If your insurance policy is with Vero, AMP, ANZ, or Warehouse Money please contact us on 0800 808 121 for advice and help.

In the meantime, here are some simple, practical steps to help.


Personal safety first

If you have damage to your property or possessions, ensure that you and the people around you are safe. Please take care with naked flames (if the power is out), broken items, any items that could fall and electric or gas hazards.

Secure your property

If your home or business has been damaged, do whatever needs to be done to secure the premises. Don’t worry how this will affect your insurance claim.

Take photographs

This will help us assess and resolve your claim more quickly.

Lodge your claim

Contact our claims line on 0800 808 121 for Vero, AMP, ANZ or Warehouse Money customers or through your Vero or AMP insurance broker/advisor, at your first opportunity. You will also need to lodge your claim with the EQC on 0800 326 243

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you. Our local team are on the ground in Christchurch and are ready to help.

Assessment of Damage and Claims

We have more than 120 senior claims staff and building specialists on the ground in Christchurch ready to help when you need it but these are the key steps you should follow to make a claim.

  1. Vero will manage all of our customers’ property claims regardless of whether they are under or over the EQC cap so it is important that you lodge your claim with Vero and the EQC.
  2. If your property is currently under construction or not yet finalised, and has incurred new damage, then a new claim should be lodged with Vero and the EQC. In either case please contact your Project Manager, Case Manager or Claims Handler to arrange a site inspection.

For more information, please call your insurance broker or adviser.

If you're an AMP Customer, call: 0508 806 244

If you're an ANZ Customer, call: 0800 269 252

If you're a Warehouse Money Customer, call: 0800 801 814

Make a claim

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries please contact:

Bridget Catchpole

Bridget Catchpole

Call Call027 215 1292 or EmailEmail Bridget

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The information in this article has been compiled from various sources and is intended to be factual information only. It is not personal advice and any description of an insurance product or service is not a complete description of all the terms and conditions applicable to the particular insurance product or service. You should consult a qualified adviser for advice on whether the information in this article is suitable for your personal situation and needs. While we take reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this article is accurate and up-to-date, it is subject to change without notice. Vero Insurance New Zealand and its related companies does/do not accept any responsibility or liability in connection with your use of or reliance on this article.