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About Us

Award winners since inception, we are
known for telling it like it is. We build strong
human relationships with both clients and insurers to create the greatest outcomes for all. Just check out our 5-star reviews for being cool!

About Vahry

Vahry may not have the perceived clout of other large national and global brokerages, but trust us, perception isn’t everything.

Vahry are backed and have the hidden horsepower of 50 support staff, but we don’t flaunt it.

We leverage one of the fastest growing back office functions servicing 70,000 households nationwide and they are growing by 2000 households per month. That’s insane!

Being human in insurance is what we believe is the most important factor - nothing should be black and white, insurance and health outcomes need to be flexible, nimble, bespoke, fair and fit for purpose.

We are proud to have built some of the strongest relationships with insurers in New Zealand where we can have open, transparent conversations to create wonderful opportunities for our communities.

January 2023 kicked off with an innovative insurance scheme alongside Hamilton Central Business Association, providing the most comprehensive workplace health insurance in New Zealand to SME businesses which normally isn't available.

This will provide the opportunity for an estimated 40,000 Hamiltonians to live and live well. 

Waikato’s largest after hours medical centre,  Anglesea Clinic Urgent Care is our most recent large organisation to join team Vahry.

We have all the systems in place to deliver, but most importantly we have heart.

If you are job hunting and looking for an organisation that has incredible health work perks covering pre-existing conditions for staff and their families, check out who we work with below!

Who we work with

About Julia Vahry – Managing Director

Described as being a quirky, fun, intelligent professional with a very diverse range of skills.

Nearly 10 years as a sworn Police Officer, specialising on the front line in New Zealand, investigations, emergency response running police informants and commendations for her actions in high profile events and cases.

One of the go-to brokers in New Zealand for media to contact for comment regarding risk insurance matters.

Julia has a significant online following, with her story telling and drive to positively impact 100,000 Kiwi’s in the next 2 years.

Julia is well on her way, creating online impressions of well over one million with her passion for positive people outcomes.

Outside of insurance, Julia was appointed the as the Kid’s Fishing Ambassador for the iconic Tongariro National Trout Centre due to her passion for building positive, memorable, natural experiences for our tamariki.

Julia is a member of the Institute of Directors and in November 2022, she was appointed as a Board Member for Animal Evac New Zealand, a non-profit, who specialise in the recovery of animals in natural disasters. 

Julia has performed on a national stage in track cycling, cross country mountain biking and freestyle skiing as an Ambassador for Rossignol.

It is never about awards or recognition, to us it is about people and the community, but getting awards shows we are on the track to getting it right.

In April 2023, Julia was awarded as a winner for Elite Women, described as being influential and progressive in her industry.

In September 2023, Julia was the finalist in the world's most popular reality TV series The Traitors NZ. 

2023 - Finalist in The Traitors NZ and is one of the players to locate the most Traitors in the world.

2023 - New Zealand's Top Female Insurance Leader - IBNZ

2022 - AIA New Zealand National Community Service Award
2021 - New Zealander of the Year Community Hero Medalist
2021 - Insurance Young Gun, most influential upcomer. 
2021 - Top Performer
2021 - Dame Valerie Adam’s AIA Vitality Winner
2020 - Top Performer
2020 - Women of Influence Nominee
2019 - Top Performer
2018 - Top Performer
2017 - Top Performer
2016 - Rookie of the Year

We Work With The Following Insurers

Saving Lives

''No words can describe how thankful I am to have you take care of me during my illness . One of the best decision I ever made was putting my insurance in your hands''. - June Marshall 2022

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss the best Insurance options for you or your organisation, book a time to meet us. We'd love to have a chat!