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Andrew’s story: How a split-second decision changed many lives
Andrew Leslie sped down a bike track he'd ridden before – but he didn't make it to the end as planned.
11 April 2021
4 minute read
Mick Andrews stands on a beach
Mick’s story: How a big wave knocked a surfer’s confidence
When a young surfie took his surfboard out to some big waves, he had a hunch he was paddling beyond his skill level - and he was right.
11 April 2021
5 minute read
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Great rides deserve great riders
Every motorcyclist will get more enjoyment and performance from their bikes with a Ride Forever course.
1 April 2021
2 minute read
Nikki Chamberlain
Nikki’s story: Getting back on her feet after falling flat
A severely sprained ankle requiring surgery could have cost Nikki thousands if she was still in the US. But in NZ, it’s a much different story.
9 March 2021
4 minute read
Harper Heta
Harper's story: How a back bend changed a child's life
When she was seven, Harper damaged her spine. Five years later she’s already ticking off her life goals, as she aims to become an inspirational ambassador.
10 December 2020
5 minute read
Nick Cornish oboe
Nick's story: From hitting rock bottom to hitting the high notes
Nick Cornish lost the ability to play his beloved oboe after he flew head-first off a mountain bike, breaking his neck. Now, he's back performing on stage.
17 November 2020
5 minute read
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Farmers 'refill their cup' with OxMan triathlon
North Canterbury dairy farmer Geoff Spark has held the second annual OxMan on his farm, helping farmers stay on top of the stresses of farming.
14 December 2020
3 minute read
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$3.5 million for six new safety schemes
Our workplace injury prevention grants are helping more businesses keep their people safe.
15 July 2020
2 minute read
Chris Biddles stands atop of a hill with crutches
Fatigue on four wheels: How a farmer’s life turned upside down
A quad bike accident drove home to one farmer how exhausted he really was - and prompted him to change gears to improve his wellbeing.
14 July 2020
5 minute read
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Ngāi Tahu and ACC to build new central city Dunedin ACC office
Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC today signed an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin.
10 December 2020
3 minute read
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Supporting New Zealanders in challenging times
Our strong investment returns have helped to offset the impact of falling interest rates on our balance sheet in 2019/20.
2 December 2020
6 minute read
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We're reassessing declined surgical mesh claims based on new medical evidence
We're committed to improving the claims experience and health outcomes of those treated with surgical mesh.
28 October 2020
3 minute read
Parker Aluesi
From a childhood injury to teenage golfing success
From a distance, Parker Aluesi looks like any other golfer, but get a bit closer and you realise that his journey has been far from straightforward.
12 January 2021
5 minute read
trampoline glitch
Jumping for joy? Or calling for help?
Last year we helped 200,000 children recover from an injury. We want tamariki to stay safe and active, but we're here for care and recovery if injuries happen.
20 December 2020
2 minute read
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How talking about feelings with your children can help keep them safer from abuse
Listening to your children’s feelings helps build a strong and supportive relationship. Clinical psychologist Kathryn McPhillips offers advice.
7 May 2020
6 minute read