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New Zealanders are more than ready to take flight
Friday, 27 May 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Travel agents and airlines are reporting a ‘feeding frenzy’ of enquiries as New Zealanders plan to take flight and re-join the world after a couple of the strangest years in recent memory. 

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Southern Cross scoops NZ HR Award for business transformation initiative
Monday, 23 May 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) has been recognised for the smooth delivery of an agility model across its business.

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Southern Cross Healthcare appoints new COO
Thursday, 12 May 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare has appointed Mark Stewart as Chief Operating Officer, completing the business’ programme to strengthen its executive leadership team.

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Waikato-Tainui offers health insurance to improve health outcomes of its kaumaatua
Monday, 2 May 2022
by Andrew Drever
Waikato-Tainui has partnered with Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) to offer health insurance to its 14,000 kaumaatua and help facilitate better health outcomes for its tribal members.

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Southern Cross voted NZ’s most trusted health insurer
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
by Andrew Drever
Southern Cross Health Insurance has once again been recognised in the 2022 Reader’s Digest NZ Most Trusted Brands survey, winning the health insurance category for a sixth consecutive year.

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Southern Cross Pet Insurance launches VIS – The Road Safety Collection, designed for furry fashionistas
Thursday, 7 April 2022
by Andrew Drever

New Zealand pets will soon be seen in all the right places after dark, as Southern Cross Pet Insurance collaborates with international designer Matthew Adams Dolan on an exclusive range of high-fashion hi-vis dog vests.

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Southern Cross launches new online tool for confirming procedure cover
Tuesday, 5 April 2022
by Andrew Drever
Southern Cross Health Insurance has launched a new interactive tool which helps members quickly confirm if their surgical procedure is covered under their policy, allowing them to follow their treatment journey online.

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Southern Cross Healthcare appoints Chris White into permanent CEO role
Friday, 1 April 2022
by Andrew Drever
Southern Cross Healthcare has announced that interim CEO Chris White will take up the role permanently, effective immediately.

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Southern Cross tackles looming immunity gap with free flu vaccines for members
Friday, 1 April 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) is backing moves to vaccinate as many New Zealanders as possible as a potentially severe influenza season looms. 

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Pet owners urged to keep dogs safe when the Easter Bunny calls
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
by Andrew Drever
Southern Cross Pet Insurance is reminding Kiwis to keep their Easter treats well-hidden from their pets, given the danger both chocolate and raisins pose for dogs.

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Southern Cross extends free mental wellbeing and telehealth offer after strong uptake from members
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) has extended its offer* of free online GP consultations with CareHQ.

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Southern Cross leaders recognised in Insurance Business Elite Women 2022 list
Thursday, 10 March 2022
by Andrew Drever
The inaugural Insurance Business Elite Women 2022 list has been released and two Southern Cross leaders - Jo McCauley and Vicki Caisley – have been selected.

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Southern Cross Pet Insurance, MBM and TBWA/NZ launch ‘speedometer billboards’ for new campaign
Thursday, 24 February 2022
by Andrew Drever
Southern Cross Pet Insurance has launched a series of New Zealand-first ‘speedometer billboards’ as part of its new Live Your Pet Life project, a campaign designed to keep Kiwi furry family members safer and healthier for longer.

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Keeping the border closed on the Great Resignation
Monday, 21 February 2022
by Alaina McGregor
While the Great Resignation is sweeping the world as the global workforce enters a third year of pandemic-related disruptions, new research  conducted by Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) has uncovered what New Zealand businesses can do to help avoid the same fate.

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Southern Cross launches new road safety message on behalf of New Zealand pets
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
by Andrew Drever
New Zealand has long been a nation of pet lovers and, this year, Southern Cross Pet Insurance (Southern Cross) is embarking on a new campaign Live Your Pet Life - to help keep our furry family members safer and healthier for longer.

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Rainbow Tick recognises travel insurer’s inclusive and diverse culture
Friday, 4 February 2022
by Andrew Drever

Southern Cross Travel Insurance is delighted to announce it has been awarded the Rainbow Tick, recognising the leading travel insurer’s commitment to providing an inclusive and progressive workplace.

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Southern Cross Healthcare accelerates transformational change with new executive roles
Friday, 28 January 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare has made two new appointments to further strengthen its executive team.

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Luna, Loki and Charlie top furry family member names in 2021
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
by Andrew Drever
Luna has once again topped the 2021 list of the most popular names for female cats and dogs insured with Southern Cross Pet Insurance (Southern Cross). 

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Southern Cross completes $11m expansion of New Plymouth hospital
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare’s newly completed $11 million expansion of its New Plymouth hospital was unveiled at a dawn blessing ceremony yesterday, led by Ngāti Te Whiti kaumātua Shane Cassidy.

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TBWA campaign for Southern Cross celebrates NZ’s workforce heroes giving their everything
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) has launched the next chapter in its ‘With You’ story to recognise the Kiwi workers who give their everything, every day.

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Southern Cross Healthcare welcomes new Board Trustees
Thursday, 13 January 2022
by Alaina McGregor
Southern Cross Healthcare (SCHL) has announced changes to its Board table, welcoming three new Trustees – Chris Black, David Bridgman and Dr Dwayne Crombie – as of 1 January.

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