This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 18 April 2012, declare Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited (SRESL) and SR 1 Limited (SR 1) to be entities to which section 8(2)(d) of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 applies. The effect of the declaration is that the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 does not apply to those companies, because the companies are declared to be companies that are not
“carrying on insurance business in New Zealand”.
SRESL was formerly AMI Insurance Limited (AMI). It has since become a company controlled by the Crown. The main business of SRESL is to manage and settle the outstanding insurance claims against AMI arising from the Canterbury earthquakes. SR 1, a specialist motor vehicle insurer, was formerly CLIC Car Insurance Limited and a wholly owned subsidiary of AMI. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of SRESL. Both SRESL and SR 1 are public entities for the purpose of section 8(2)(d) of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 April 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.