Health – not wealth – is everything

 An interesting reflection piece from a mid-life review.

How the introspection commenced was: "Just to exacerbate my mortal thoughts this week I received a very formal and cold letter from my insurance company telling me they were taking another $3 off me every month for my life cover premium. 

Normally I'd take a cursory glance and hopefully file it somewhere sensible. But this time I lingered on the form, sat down and read every word. 

Deadliest Occupation in NZ is....


According to The Independent, Farming classified as 'most deadly occupation' in New Zealand

Quad bike and tractor accidents have become the most common causes of death on farms in New Zealand where farming is classified as "the most deadly" occupation, claiming, on average, a life every three weeks throughout the year.

In addition the statistics show that a farmer or an agricultural worker is injured every half an hour.

The impact of disability around NZ

Statistics New Zealand put out some pretty impressive stuff. Take a look at this little brochure showing the nature and cause of imparimennts, the type of support needed, and how they are faring compared with non-disabled people.

Then pop on over to our insurances page to make sure your support network can cover the costs of looking after you in the event that you become one of these statistics.