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Twenty dollar note and some coins
New client payment rates and interest rates from 1 July
Read about changes we're making to some client payments and interest rates.
20 June 2019
1 minute read
Nehe Milner-Skudder
One myth about sport every parent should know
You might think choosing one sport early in life leads to sporting success. But research and experience suggests the opposite.
4 June 2019
11 minute read
Quad bike and animals
Helping reduce injuries and fatalities on quad bikes
We're working with WorkSafe to launch our crush protection device subsidy to help reduce serious injuries and fatalities on quad bikes.
12 June 2019
2 minute read
Young Pasifika people
Supporting Pasifika young people in New Zealand
We've partnered with Pasifika organisation, Le Va, to help reduce family violence, sexual violence and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people.
4 July 2018
2 minute read
Mates and Dates workbook
Mates & Dates: “It’s something we need to talk about”
Sexual violence in New Zealand is a significant problem. We need to start talking about it to help our young people develop healthy and respectful relationships
13 August 2018
8 minute read
Rhys laughing
Confessions of a first-time driver
We've all got that interesting 'learning to drive' story. Find out how to coach your young driver, so they can avoid the same hair-raising driving moments.
4 June 2019
7 minute read
Kids in sport, netball
"Make no mistake, kids must be more active"
The bottom line is we want Kiwi kids to be active – but it’s important to find balance.
4 June 2019
3 minute read
Client Payments
Improving how our clients receive payments
We’ve been busy making improvements to streamline our client payments system.
21 May 2019
1 minute read
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New levy rates save Kiwi businesses $100 million
Businesses will get an average 6.9% reduction to their ACC levy, saving them $100 million over the next two years.
1 April 2019
2 minute read
ACC staff celebrate 500,000 kids trained in saving lives at St Patrick's Primary School with St John
Achievement unlocked! Half a million Kiwi kids trained in saving lives
Clever little life savers are emerging across the country with 500,000 kids now trained in saving lives thanks to the St John in Schools programme.
2 May 2019
3 minute read
Woman wearing face paint at Pride Parade.
Proud of our people
Our Pride Network - Te Whānau Uenuku ki ACC is the first step toward better representing and serving LGBTQIA+ people.
4 June 2019
2 minute read
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ACC to invest $40m in firearms buy-back scheme
We estimate that removing these prohibited firearms will reduce potential claims for firearm injuries.
20 June 2019
2 minute read
Jules the chatbot says "Hello New Zealand!"
Meet 'Jules' our business customer chatbot
Our clever chatbot can answer a range of invoicing questions.
21 August 2018
1 minute read
two women talking
ACC treatment injury claims: Surgical mesh-related claim data from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2018 
Our 2018 report into surgical mesh-related injury claims is now available.
18 October 2018
2 minute read
Diversity
Diversity and inclusion - our journey
Read about how we're working to be a diverse and inclusive organisation.
31 October 2018
2 minute read
Mates and Dates explores healthy relationships
Mates & Dates expanding nationwide
The relationship skills programme for high schoolers is expanding nationwide with providers being named.
21 May 2019
2 minute read
Kids playing in garden with soccer ball
Five ways to help your kids find sporting balance
We want Kiwi kids to be active and enjoy sport without getting injured.
4 June 2019
5 minute read
Man injured with foot in moon boot
Moving ahead with plans to improve our services
We’re changing the way we work to improve the quality of service we provide. The right support from us means a better recovery for you.
5 June 2019
3 minute read
Innovators wanted for construction plans
$22 million set aside to help businesses reduce workplace injury
We’re investing $22 million over five years to introduce a new injury prevention programme for businesses. 
10 January 2019
4 minute read
Kia Kaha Christchurch
ACC claims in relation to terror attack
We have received a number of media requests for information on claims relating to the Christchurch terror attack.
26 March 2019
3 minute read
ballet
The Safety Dance: Our data on dancing-related injuries
Let's dance - the new season of Dancing with the Stars New Zealand is starting and with it, it brings renewed enthusiasm for dance. Here's some tips to prepare.
12 April 2019
3 minute read
folders
Claims approval process: documents released
We've published key documents detailing our new claims approval process.
22 August 2018
3 minute read
Corey Peters shows off his Olympic silver and bronze medals.
Paralympian Corey Peters: "Sit skiing gives me a sense of freedom"
Corey Peters' life changed forever after a motocross accident. Sport continues to give him a sense of freedom.
4 September 2018
3 minute read
James Miller
Miller appointed Chair of ACC Investment Committee
Experienced board director James Miller has been appointed Chair of the ACC Board Investment Committee, effective 1 February 2019.
4 February 2019
1 minute read
Two people scoot along Petone Wharf on e-scooters
E-scooters: Wellington city, it’s your turn
This week, rentable e-scooters hit the streets of the capital. What does our injury data say so far? And how can you avoid becoming a statistic?
17 June 2019
5 minute read
Man injured with foot in moon boot
Moving ahead on changes for improved service for injured Kiwis
We're making changes to improve your experience with us.
6 December 2018
5 minute read
Men standing around a table looking at papers
Innovators wanted. Apply for a workplace injury prevention grant
Have you got a great idea to improve workplace health and safety in your industry?
28 February 2019
2 minute read
A new name for the ACC Voice of the Customer programme
We’re making changes to our ‘Voice of the Customer’ Groups
We’re changing the Voice of the Customer programme, and the new groups will give input into policy development for the ACC Scheme.  
12 April 2018
2 minute read
ACC chief executive Scott Pickering receives the CQ Tick certificate.
ACC receives the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Tick
ACC has received the CQ Tick from the Superdiversity Centre. The CQ Tick acknowledges our progress in identifying and improving our cultural capability.
14 June 2018
2 minute read
The MotoCAP website helps you decide which motorcycle gear is right for you.
World-first ratings system for motorcycle clothing launched
We're launching a world-first ratings system for motorcycle clothing known as MotoCAP.
17 September 2018
2 minute read
Some business customers will be receiving a refund on their levies.
ACC to make refunds as new system reveals business levy overpayments
ACC will refund over 300,000 business customers after uncovering two historical overpayment issues.
11 October 2018
3 minute read
Family washing car
Vehicle Risk Rating (VRR) removed from ACC motor vehicle levy
Owners of passenger vehicles will see a change in the ACC levy component of their vehicle license (rego) from 1 July 2019
24 May 2019
2 minute read
ACC Find Support Service
Dealing with the effects of sexual abuse and violence
We want to help reduce the incidence of sexual violence and the huge personal, social and economic impacts that result from it.
22 January 2019
4 minute read
Governance
ACC's use of external security consultants (SSC Inquiry)
We're pleased the Inquiry has confirmed our governance and processes around the use of external security consultants are well-developed and appropriate. 
14 December 2018
2 minute read
Man injured with foot in moon boot
Plans to make it easier for you to access our services
We’re proposing changes to make it easier for New Zealanders to access the services they need.
17 October 2018
5 minute read
research commitee
Creating a new ACC Research Ethics Committee
We're looking to broaden the scope of our current ACC Research Ethics Community.
20 November 2018
2 minute read
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Guess who's back? Five tips to nail your Eminem concert experience
Some quick tips to optimise your Eminem concert experience and avoid injury.
1 March 2019
3 minute read
Foot tripping over rug
What's tripping us up? How Kiwis are falling over
We're proactively publishing our 2018 statistics on injuries resulting from people falling over. Read on to find out about the top trends.
19 February 2019
2 minute read
Susan Evans
Susan Evans: Getting back on the horse after a lower leg amputation
After a crash that almost took her life, Susan Evans' leg was amputated. She's returning to an active lifestyle and the things she loves.
23 November 2018
3 minute read
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Changes to the way we provide our services
We’re changing the way we work to improve the quality of service we provide. The right support from us means a better recovery for you.
3 April 2019
8 minute read
ACC GP Connect Roadshows
Connecting with the primary healthcare sector
We're exploring ways to improve the way we do business with front-line healthcare providers.
25 January 2019
1 minute read
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New ACC Ethics Panel formed
The Panel will safeguard the rights, interests and safety of our customers.
29 April 2019
1 minute read
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Looking after your personal data
Collecting data is a normal part of our day to day business and enables us to deliver services to you. Read more about how we collect and use data.
19 June 2018
2 minute read
beehive
Passing of the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill
People who choose to work past retirement age, and the families of people working overseas will benefit from changes in the Accident Compensation Amendment Bill
15 April 2019
2 minute read
Peter Cowan
Peter Cowan: Making the choice to amputate at 15
During a bike ride home after school, Peter Cowan was clipped by a car. As an above-the-knee amputee, he's now competing on an international level in Para va'a.
18 February 2019
5 minute read
Kids playing netball
Significant surge in Kiwi kids side-lined by sports injuries
There’s been a massive 60% surge since 2008 in sports-related injuries to kids aged 10 to 14 – double the increase of any other age group.
4 June 2019
5 minute read
ACC New Zealand ‘Ordinary consequence’ as a factor in treatment injuries
‘Ordinary consequence’ as a factor in treatment injuries
When we check a treatment injury claim, one of the aspects we look at is whether the injury was an ordinary consequence of the treatment provided.
21 December 2018
1 minute read
Kia Kaha Christchurch
Support available to victims of Christchurch terror attack
If you've been injured or have lost a loved one in the Christchurch terror attacks, we're here to help.
18 March 2019
4 minute read
Pupils at Nga Iwi School are trained in injury prevention.
First school has all students trained in injury prevention
We're proud to support this initiative to help tamariki identify hazards and prevent injury.
2 October 2018
2 minute read
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Lower-cost GP visits and zero fees extension
It's estimated an additional 47,000 injured people will visit their GP as a result of the CSC initiative annually.
30 November 2018
2 minute read
ACC levy invoices can now be done online
Your guide to ACC levy invoices - get it done online
Annual ACC invoices for businesses are sent out from 9 July and there are a few things you need to know to make the process a whole lot easier.
1 June 2018
2 minute read
Be careful when cutting your Christmas cake.
12 Days of Christmas highlights weird and not-so-wonderful festive season injuries
We're running a campaign on social media highlighting some of the weirdest injuries we see claims for. Take a look, and learn about how to stay injury free.
26 December 2018
1 minute read
Attitude ACC Supreme Award Winner Martine Abel-Williamson
Attitude Awards - nominations are open
We're super proud to once again be the Principal Sponsor of the Attitude Awards.
24 June 2019
1 minute read