Provincial - Locally Owned, Globally Connected.



We had been with another insurance company for many years, but we wanted a more pro-active broker - someone who would work hard for us, keep an eye on what was happening out there - and advise us accordingly. Provincial has done a great job in providing us with exactly what we wanted.

Provincial Insurance has been providing a full range of commercial insurance for the past two years following the group's dissatisfaction with their former insurer. The Te Kai group of companies is one of the largest suppliers of shell products in New Zealand and manufactures an extensive range of jewellery, gifts and souvenirs from its Carterton base. The wholesale division, New Zealand Shellcraft, supplies over 500 retail outlets around New Zealand and Australia. Also under the Te Kai banner is a unique retail tourist attraction attached to the manufacturing plant in Carterton which welcomes some 50,000 visitors from around the world each year.



Mike is much more than a ‘pen pusher’, he actually worries and is genuinely concerned that we are getting the best cover for our business at the best rates.He makes it very easy for us and we don’t get involved at all. He knows our business and understands that we need good insurance at a good price. I have always been confident that he has provided us with the right insurance - it was the reason I went to him in the first place. In the past I was never sure how well we were covered and now I am completely confident. We are a good honest business to deal with, and so is Provincial - and that is why our association has worked so well.


The personal contact we have with the team from Provincial, has been a big advantage. They come in and help us complete the forms when we need to make claims or arrange our renewals which makes the process very easy. They understand insurance and the particular needs we have in our business. Through their ability to negotiate with underwriters, they have been able to tailor insurance products specifically for us, providing flexible cover when required. The level of service they provide was highlighted when we looked at a quote from a large insurance company which couldn’t match the flexibility of the cover we have through Provincial or the good value for money they provide.


Provincial Insurance's brokers act very professionally and are very "on to it.