We are passionate Insurance Professionals and have a strong presence in Canterbury. We are trusted by many in the rural & farming community. Our Team consists of specialists in Commercial, Rural and the Life & Health Sector. We have gained great exposure to the many diverse businesses and farms across Canterbury and have a great understanding of risks these face everyday. We are dedicated to helping you manage the risks that affect your business so you can achieve your goals.

Geoff Hardacre | Area Manager – Sales, Advice & Service

Geoff Hardacre

El Niño and Canterbury

With El Niño forecast for the upcoming months you will likely experience higher temperatures and less rainfall.

More frequent west-to-northwest winds will likely contribute to longer dry spells, particularly in middle and northern Canterbury. Inland and southern Canterbury may experience periodic wetter than normal conditions when rain bands may “spill over” the main divide.

You can also expect lower soil moisture levels and river flows (with the exception of rivers that are fed from the main divide which may carry those spillover rains and experience flooding).

For more information on El Niño and your region visit NIWA.

Source: NIWA
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The Canterbury Team

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  • Braden Forrest

    Braden Forrest

    Rural Manger

  • Pippa Fechney

    Pippa Atkinson

    Rural Manager

  • Julie Cranke

    Julie Cranke

    Rural Manager

  • Mackenzie Walker

    Mackenzie Walker

    Rural Manager

  • Lucy Mackay

    Lucy Mackay

    Rural Manager

  • Georgia Marshall

    Georgia Marshall

    Rural Manager

  • Jonny Dingle

    Jonny Dingle

    Senior Rural Manager


    Lizzie Vincent

    Senior Rural Manager

  • Sam Paterson

    Sam paterson

    Commercial Manager

  • Sam Pawsey

    Sam Pawsey

    Commercial Manager

  • Jesse Miller

    Jesse Millar

    Commercial Manager

  • Donna Murray

    Donna Murray

    Commercial Manager

  • Santanna Darling

    Santanna Darling

    Senior Commercial Manager

  • Sonja Burton

    Sonja Burton

    Senior Commercial Manager

  • Andrew Millar

    Andrew MIllar

    Life & Health Adviser

  • Bruce Marshall

    Bruce Marshall

    Life & Health Adviser

  • Shirlene Davis

    Shirlene Davis

    Life & Health Adviser