Hood Insurance Brokers goes the extra mile for you.

About Hood Insurance Brokers

The Ten Aspects of Our Service That Set Us Apart

Hood Insurance Brokers has been proudly serving the general insurance needs of New Zealanders for over 25 years. We guarantee you a level of professional service that goes above and beyond securing you the best quality insurance at the lowest possible price. With Hood Insurance Brokers, all your bases will be covered.

Val Turner

Company Director

Val Turner hails from the United Kingdom and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Val is the most qualified person around to ensure the clients of Hood Insurance Brokers are given the best possible service, and that their claims are dealt with quickly and efficiently during their most stressful times.

Val brings with her to her work her dedicated and conscientious manner, and she is willing, able and more than knowledgeable enough to explore every avenue to get you the best results with your insurance. Val prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients at claim time, and Hood Insurance Brokers is proud to have her on board as our director of operations. Feel free to contact Val any time and she will be more than happy to help you.

Steve Schade

Commercial Broker

Hood Insurance Brokers is exceptionally proud to have Steve Schade on the team as a specialised and capable commercial insurance broker.

Steve has had over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Over his time in insurance he has worked for both insurance companies and brokers, giving him a broad perspective on accomplishing client’s goals and giving the best possible insurance service.

With his know-how and experience, Steve is one of the best in the country to give our clients the exceptional service they deserve. Hood Insurance is proud to have him, and we think you will be too.

Allan Mearns

Life & Risk Insurance Adviser

Allan Mearns has extensive experience in the insurance industry, running training programs for insurance advisers both within New Zealand and internationally. This experience provides him with a unique strength and base of knowledge which he contributes to our team of advisers and support staff.

Allan also oversees the claims process for life/risk claims made by clients, and his expertise in the field has seen him become a sought after resource for other insurance professionals nationwide. We take the claims of our clients as a top priority, and Allan has demonstrated an unrivalled ability to work closely with all parties involved in the claims process to get clients the results they need.

Allan’s experience also includes service as a detective in the NZ Police and as an Ambulance Officer with St John in Auckland. This experience provides him with a depth of understanding of circumstances that can arise and grants him a unique perspective from which to provide trusted advice. For leisure, Allan enjoys running and fitness, which he puts to use as a Rugby Referee for North Harbour and spending time with his family who are his inspiration in life.

If you have any questions about your insurance or you would like a free, no obligation review of your insurance needs, contact Allan anytime and he will be happy to oblige.

Options for Home Insurance

There are two main options for home insurance that will insure the value of your house against unforeseen events such as flooding, fires, intentional damage or arson. It can also protect you from the incidence of natural disasters. New Zealand has witnessed numerous disasters in the recent past, showing us the real dangers we can face. With our help, you won’t have to take the chance of losing it all. Home insurance can also include a number of benefits, a selection of which are outlined below:

Our History and Insurance Experience

Hood Insurance Brokers has been offering New Zealanders unmatched general insurance service for over 25 years, and over that time we’ve seen it all. We can bring to you the experience of more than two decades of getting results for our clients, offering you the solutions to any issues that may arise and getting you the claims you need quickly and easily. We have served clients nationwide from the big city in Auckland to the rural heartlands of New Zealand and no matter what you need to insure, we’ll be there for you.

Our Relationships with New Zealand’s Top Insurers

Over the years, Hood Insurance Brokers has developed a healthy and trusting relationship with New Zealand’s top insurance providers. As such, we’re in a good position to secure our clients the most advantageous insurance policies on the market – and to secure you the best available conditions and terms.

Expert Claims Guidance and Support

Hood Insurance Brokers knows that if you’re making an insurance claim, you’re likely going through one of life’s most stressful times. We guarantee that we will be there to guide you through the claim’s process and take as much of the burden as possible off your hands. We will help process your claims and manage it through to its positive conclusion. Drop us a line if something goes wrong, and we’ll offer you unmatched support during your claims.

We Tailor Our Insurance to your Needs

The focus of our insurance service has always been and will always be YOU. We understand there is no one size fits all insurance solution. The team at Hood Insurance Brokers will take the time to understand your unique needs and circumstances. Then we’ll tailor an insurance plan that works for you, not for someone else. For you, this means no unnecessary costs, all your bases covered and leaving you in the best situation with the best insurance cover.

Our Service Doesn’t End When your Insurance is Secured

Other insurance brokers may put forth the effort to get you on the books and then forget about you, knowing your business is secure. Hood Insurance Brokers will never stop providing you the insurance service you need, whether you’ve been with us one month, two years or a decade. We will conduct a regular review of your insurance to make sure things haven’t changed and you’re still getting the best option for you. Furthermore, we are always on hand and welcome any questions you may have about your insurance at anytime. Hood Insurance Brokers guarantees we won’t stop working until you get the answers and the support you need to keep everything on point.

Hood Insurance Brokers can serve your Life/Risk Insurance Needs

As members of the Spratt Financial Group, Hood Insurance Brokers can also be your link to the same quality service for all your life/risk insurance needs. If you need life insurance, health cover, trauma insurance, key person insurance, income protection or permanent disablement insurance, we can help secure you the best cover at the lowest prices.

Industry Leading Professionals and Service with a Smile

The Hood Insurance Team is comprised of experienced insurance professionals, along with a capable and friendly support team. If you need changes made to your policies or need new insurance for yourself or your business, we pride ourselves on making the experience as quick, easy and friendly as possible for you. We will not rest until our clients get the best insurance at the lowest prices and are fully satisfied with their experience at every step along the way.

Fully New Zealand Owned and Operated

Hood Insurance Brokers is entirely owned and operated by New Zealanders, for New Zealanders. We know Kiwis and Kiwi businesses, and we bring that knowledge to work for you across the length and breadth of our beautiful country.

Free, No Obligation Insurance Reviews

If you have an existing insurance plan, Hood Insurance Brokers can offer you a completely free, no obligation review. We can often find that you are paying too much for your insurance or your insurance doesn’t fit what you need from it. All you have to do is contact us, and we can conduct a review for you at anytime. Whether you’re an existing client or not, we may help you save money on your insurance today. You’ve got nothing to lose, make sure you’re getting the best with Hood Insurance.

Not Just Insurance - All Your Financial Needs Under One Roof

Hood Insurance Brokers, in partnership with Spratt Financial Group, is proud to offer you more than just insurance. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service for all of your financial needs. Our investment team can offer you lump sum investment planning, kiwisaver management, superannuation. Furthermore, our mortgage team can offer home loans and mortgage restructuring to help you achieve your property goals.

Why Hood Insurance Brokers?

100+ Years

in NZ General Insurance Services


Kiwi Owned and Operated

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