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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Fire Insurance Companies. New Zealand Insurance Company

Fire Insurance Companies. New Zealand Insurance Company.

This is a Fire and Marine Insurance Company established in 1859, being the first local insurance company in the colony. It has a capital of £1,000,000 in £10 shares, £200,000 being paid up, and a reserve fund of £135,000 and re-insurance fund of £100,000, the total dividends being close on half-a-million sterling. The head office is in Auckland, with local branches in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Napier, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Nelson, Blenheim, Invercargill. There are also foreign branches throughout the world. The directors are Messrs. J. Logan Campbell (chairman), Thomas Buddie, J. McCosh Clark, G. B. Owen, Thomas Russell, C.M.G., James Russell, Robert Rose, and J. L. Wilson. The inspector of branches is Mr. Warwick Weston; the general manager, Mr. George P. Pierce; the local manager, Mr. T. J. Brassey; Wellington manager, Mr. R. M. Simpson; Christchurch manager, Mr. David Craig; and Dunedin manager, Mr. James Edgar.