Navigate Insurance Brokers, Better Insurance Decisions.

Better Insurance Decisions

Let’s be frank

Insurance can be a nightmare to (ahem) navigate. There are many risks to consider, assets to protect, and insurers to choose from.

This is why we exist

As insurance brokers, we work for you - not the insurance companies. We save you time, money and worry by properly assessing all your risks, and then find the best insurer and policies for your situation.

And when you do need to make a claim - we manage and assist you through the entire claims process, from claim notification through to final settlement.

You’re in good hands

Navigate Insurance is a small Dunedin-based team servicing clients all over Aotearoa. We are 100% locally-owned and operated, which makes us quite different from the big corporates. We bring a personalised approach to your insurance, getting to know you and your business well. We prioritise our existing clients, with a focus on making insurance “easy” and providing you peace of mind.

We have great relationships with all of New Zealand’s leading insurers - and access to the best policy benefits and premium rates. To keep the process hassle-free, we can work directly with your insurance partners, such as valuers, lawyers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents and accountants.

Navigate Insurance Brokers is a Member Broker of Insurance Advisernet New Zealand Ltd. Founded in 1996 Insurance Advisernet operates in both New Zealand and Australia, delivering strength that allows Navigate Insurance Brokers the benefit of maintaining its local presence whilst also being part of a national group for the products and services needed by our customers in today’s increasingly complex business world.

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Insurance Advisernet Platinum Practice Award
Navigate Insurance, Emerging Broker 2020

Insurance Advisernet NZ’s ‘Emerging Broker of 2020’

Elliott Taylor

Insurance Broker / Director

NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5), General Insurance

Insurance Broker / Director A born & bred Dunedinite with 10+ years experience in the insurance industry. Elliott has broad technical knowledge of insurance, and that rare ability to be able to connect on both a personal and professional level with our client’s.Elliott is involved with the Dunedin Rugby Football Club as player/coach and also plays Cricket during the summer for the Cavaliers. Otherwise, he can be found at Forsyth Barr Stadium supporting the Highlanders or having a quiet pint at the Mornington Tavern.

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Sophie Taylor

Managing Director

NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5), General Insurance

Managing Director Sophie has 10+ years experience working in both sides of insurance - as an underwriter with Lumley, and as a broker. She prides herself on making insurance an enjoyable and straightforward experience. Sophie grew up in Clyde and relishes every opportunity to head back to Central for some R&R and family time.

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Abby Cameron

Broker Assistant

Abby is an integral part of the Navigate team making sure our clients are well looked after. She has a strong work ethic and has proven to tackle any challenge she comes across. Raised on a farm in Lawrence, with a close family she is relatable and friendly. In her spare time, Abby enjoys getting away on weekend trips with her friends and family.

Grace Hepburn

Domestic Account Manager

NZ Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5), General Insurance.

Starting her insurance career in 2018, Grace has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of insurance. She is thorough and relentless in her approach to understanding the client’s needs and works closely with insurance underwriters to achieve the best outcome for the client, and is highly regarded in the industry. In her spare time, Grace enjoys taking in Dunedin’s views and beaches with her dog and friends, and chances are you’ll spot her at the pub with a rosé in hand.

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Oli Chignell

Claims & Broker Support

With an outgoing personality and great communication skills, Oli takes care of our client’s claims, ensuring they have an advocate from start to finish. He will go the extra mile to make sure our clients have a positive claims experience. A Dunedin local through and through, he enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends and can often be seen running over all corners of the city and country, or socialising and enjoying life in the city centre.

Whether it’s your house and contents, business, or commercial property - we’ve got you covered. We’ll save you the time and hassle of dealing directly with multiple insurance companies. And because we don’t sell exclusively for any insurer, you can trust the advice and options we provide are what’s best for you.

Business Insurance

No matter what type of business, or how many staff you have, we can arrange comprehensive insurance cover that is tailored to your needs. We can save you time by dealing directly with your accountants, lawyers and other advisors to coordinate this.

  • Business
  • Commercial Property
  • Liability
  • Cyber
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Construction
  • Marine

Rural Insurance

For fire, theft, breakdowns, and everything in between we have your rural insurance needs covered. We’ll visit you on the farm to understand what matters to you most, before presenting you with a personalised insurance package.

  • Farm Assets
  • Farm Vehicles
  • Liability
  • Machinery Breakdown

Personal Insurance

Whether it’s cover for your house and contents, your boat or vintage car, we’ll recommend the best policies for you - that go above and beyond the “off the shelf” options direct insurers can offer.

  • House
  • Contents
  • Private Vehicles
  • Boats and Pleasurecraft

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121A Crawford Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

PO Box 262, Metro Dunedin 9054

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