ICNZ to further incorporate Māori language into insurance

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ICNZ to further incorporate Māori language into insurance

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) said that it seeks to incorporate greater use of New Zealand’s official languages, including te reo Māori.

The industry body representing general insurers in New Zealand translated its Fair Insurance Code into te reo Māori in April 2020, followed by unveiling its official te reo name – Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa – in June.

“We’re privileged to have our own national language and we want to make sure we reflect the country and people we represent,” said Tim Grafton, ICNZ chief executive. “This year we are focusing on our use of te reo Māori, and the first step has been translating our name.

As part of this year’s Māori Language Week, celebrated from Sept. 13 to 19, ICNZ shared the te reo Māori translations of some of the most common insurance terms. These terms, ICNZ said, will appear more often on its website and social media communications in the near future.

English

Māori

Agreed value

Wāriu whakarite

Area replacement

Whakakapinga Papa Whare

Assessor

Āteha

Car

Motokā

Car insurance

Inihua mo ngā motokā

Claim

Te Kerēme

Claims adviser

Kaitohutohu Kerēme

Conditions

Ngā Here

Content insurance

Inihua whai kiko

Cover (insurance)

Korowai

Depreciation

Te Hekenga Wāriu

Earthquake Commission

Te Kōmihana Rūwhenua

Excess

Te Utu Kaikerēme

Exclusions

Ngā Aukatinga

Home

Whare

House insurance

Inihua mo ngā whare

Insurance

Inihua

Insured

Rahi Inihua

Policy schedule

Te Rārrangi Kirimana

Policy wording

Te Rārrangi Kupu Kirimana

Premium

Moni Whāngai

Quote

Matapae Utu

Renewal

Te Whakahoutanga

Sum insured

Te Rahi e Inihuatia ana

Travel insurance

Inihua mo te hāereere

Underwriting

Te Whakaaetanga Inihua