In New Zealand, international students (with the exception of students funded under Official Development Assistance or Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship funds) are ineligible for publicly funded health and disability services. However, everyone in New Zealand is covered by Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), which will pay for physical and mental injuries caused by accidents, conditions related to work, medical treatment and sexual assault or abuse.
New Zealand immigration policy requires international students to hold acceptable insurance from the time of their enrolment until their visa expiry (or departure from New Zealand). Immigration New Zealand has defined “acceptable insurance” as insurance that is compliant with the Code and acceptable to the student’s education provider. You can see more information here: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0057/latest/DLM6748319.html
Uni-Care International Travel Insurance Service
Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Limited
Level 5, 33 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024
PO Box 68910, Newton, Auckland 1145, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 623 9890