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ACC welcomes two new Board members
ACC Board Chair Dr Tracey Batten is pleased to announce that Minister for ACC Hon Matt Doocey has appointed Dan Buckingham and Jan Dawson to the ACC Board.
23 May 2024
1 minute read
Aboriginal man Jeffrey Gray kneeling down next a plume of smoke coming from plants being heated outs
Rongoā Māori: ‘No one is achieving what New Zealand is doing’
Proud Aboriginal man Jeffrey Gray is travelling overseas to attend the ACC Rongoā Māori Conference in Rotorua this week, hoping to take home some learnings which can be used to improve indigenous health outcomes in Australia.
21 May 2024
3 minute read
Rongoā Māori practitioner Awhitia Mihaere using her healing methods on a person.
Awhitia’s story: ‘Sharing our mātauranga with others’
Rongoā Māori expert Awhitia Mihaere (Ngāti Kahungunu), chairperson of the ACC Rongoā Māori Advisory panel, shares her life experiences and applied practices of rongoā, and what it means for ACC to be supporting the inaugural Rongoā Māori Conference.
30 April 2024
2 minute read
Mitch Joynt sprinting on the track.
Mitch’s story: From losing a leg to targeting the Paralympics
Ten years ago, Mitch Joynt’s life changed in a moment. He has overcome incredible adversity and set his sights on representing New Zealand at the 2024 Paralympics.
11 July 2023
5 minute read
PE teacher Carl Perry standing in front of a field with a rugby game taking place.
Carl’s story: ‘Recovering at work kept me sane’
When PE teacher Carl Perry ruptured his Achilles, he was worried about taking time off work. But going on a Recovery at Work programme helped him stay on top of his tasks and remain socially connected, giving his physical and mental wellbeing a boost.
29 June 2023
4 minute read
Adrian Reid standing next to a table in the factory he works at.
Adrian's story: How the care pathway turned my life around
Starting his sixth decade with a nasty back injury, Christchurch factory manager Adrian Reid was worried about his future and becoming frustrated with the health system. But an innovative injury management programme being piloted by ACC saved the day.
8 June 2023
3 minute read
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ACC appoints Deputy Chief Executive Māori
Rēnata Blair has been appointed as our Tumu Whakarae Māori Tuarua, Deputy Chief Executive Māori.
11 September 2023
1 minute read
Nick Grant standing with his motorbike on a road in front of the beach.
Nick’s story: Sharing his story of pain to help others
It’s not easy for Nick Grant to go back to a place of personal trauma. But he wants to share his story of tragedy on the road to help others.
6 September 2023
2 minute read
Changes to client payments for full-time earners from 6 September 2023
We've changed when eligible clients start to receive the minimum full-time weekly compensation rate. This change comes into effect from 6 September.
6 September 2023
2 minute read
Person mowing their lawn.
Cutting back on lawnmower injuries
The smell of freshly-cut grass is one of the classic senses of spring, but ACC is challenging all New Zealanders to be safe when they pull their lawnmower out of the shed.
22 September 2023
3 minute read
A boat motoring along on the water with several people on board.
Worst year of drowning deaths on the cards
Worrying data shows we could experience our worst year of drowning fatalities this century. With over 60 lives already lost this year and summer on the way, the need to be aware of water safety is greater than ever.
20 September 2023
1 minute read
Simon Gotlieb sitting on his motorbike with a young boy.
Simon’s story: ‘Ride Forever training saved my life’
Simon Gotlieb is one of many to have had a brush with death on our roads. He credits Ride Forever, a motorcycle safety programme delivered by ACC, with saving his life.
19 September 2023
2 minute read
Jason Halford standing on his farm and smiling.
Jason’s story: ‘Don’t become a prisoner on your own farm’
Dairy farmer Jason Halford went from being an award-winner to a place of burnout. Life is much brighter these days but he’s sharing his story to help others.
22 August 2023
2 minute read
A farmer on a quad bike looking out over his sheep.
Farmers encouraged to invest in wellbeing after challenging year
As part of our partnership with Farmstrong, we’re encouraging farmers to seek support if they’re struggling with their wellbeing after a challenging time for many.
16 August 2023
2 minute read
Three construction workers standing together and looking up at a building site.
ACC extends support for construction sector safety
We’re pleased to have extended our partnership with Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) with the aim of reducing workplace injuries and deaths in the construction sector.
2 June 2023
1 minute read