Tasman Insurance Brokers

About us

Karen standing

Karen Botica

ANZIIF Associate CIP

Financial Service Provider No. 386146

About Karen

Insurance; kind of a strange thing to be passionate about! Maybe it’s not so much the insurance that excites me, but making sure that my clients are looked after, so if they were to suffer a loss, I am able to help ease some of the stress and regain financial security, that’s where I get my buzz.

Having been involved in insurance for in excess of 30 years, I’ve seen all sides of the industry: From claims for Fires, Floods and Earthquakes to motor accidents. From the perspective of business owners, trying to balance their outgoings, against the need for the right kind of insurance – without overdoing it with covers you might not really need.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to travel for a number of years, returning between adventures to the same Insurer in Auckland. Before moving to Nelson, I managed a lodge in Queenstown – so I have experience both sides of the ‘insurance game’. I’ve lived in the Nelson/Tasman region since 2004, when I met my (now) husband, and along with our son, have made Tasman our home. Having been a broker here for 15 years, l recently was given the opportunity to set up my own broking company. Bringing an amazing base of existing clients with me, I set up Tasman Insurance Brokers Ltd and haven’t looked back!

I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that you have the best possible cover in place to protect you when and where you need it the most.

Karen and husband on motorbike

Sunday cruising with the hubby! - Lake Tennyson

Claire Hughes

Assured Domestic Broker

About Claire

Claire moved to NZ with her husband & two sons in 2016, settling in Nelson (can you blame her?)
Prior to moving to NZ, Claire has been a theatre nurse in Norwhich and full time nurse at private schools in the UK
Claire has years of experience with Assured, and has completed her studies, gaining a NZ Certificate in Financial Services. Over her years at Assured Claire has fast become the expert in Domestic Insurance Covers — and knows what works best for her clients.

Rachael Gunn

Assured Domestic Broker

About Rachael

Kia Ora, my names Rachael, and I am so honored to be the newest member of the team here at Tasman Insurance Brokers LTD.
I have just moved back to Nelson with my children after 5 years down in Christchurch, and man it is good to be home. Everything has fallen into place so perfectly.

I’m really Looking forward to this exciting new chapter, ready for some new challenges and gaining extra qualifications to pursue a career as a broker. Showing my children that persistence is key and when it’s meant to happen it will happen.

Having just moved back to the region, in my spare time I enjoy reconnecting with friends and re-exploring Nelson and surrounding areas with my two children and dog. Really focusing on getting out there and making awesome memories as a family.

I look forward to meeting you all, whether it be over the phone or in person, in assistance to the lovely ladies here helping you with your personal or business Insurance needs. 😊

As your appointed Insurance Brokers, we provide you the following...

1. Conduct an analysis of your risk/needs and recommend the most appropriate covers to protect your assets and liabilities.

2. Provide alternatives on your risk retention through various excess options.

3. Provide you with premium payment options.

4. Recommend the appropriate insurer to match the risk.

5. Provide prompt and timely servicing of your general insurance needs to ensure you are adequately informed of issues that may affect your business.

6. Only recommend financially secure and stable insurers.

Keeping it real.

Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Keeping it real.

Get in touch, we’re here to help.


63 Trafalgar Street
Nelson, New Zealand


Claire Hughes

Assured Domestic Broker

027 456 1494

Karen Botica

Tasman Insurance Brokers

027 456 1494karen@tibrokers.co.nz

Straight-forward insurance for all Kiwis, we’re here for you!

Straight-forward insurance for all Kiwis, we’re here for you!