FENZ Levy Setting Consultation 2026-29

Fire and Emergency New Zealand proposed increased levies in 2026-29 on fire insurance policies to fund FENZ. We oppose the increase as FENZ has had continual cost increases since its formation, and levies on commercial property insurance is being used to cross-fund health call-outs and Emergency Management functions that should be funded by the central government. We also suggested an independent agency set the levy structure and rates, and overall funding for FENZ.