Craig Nolly and Richard Toon - Abacus New Plymouth

Craig comes to us. He’s listened to our goals, our investment needs and our insurance needs & he’s sold us products that fit best to suit our lifestyle.
Louis & Barbara Kuriger

Craig has really looked after us, He’s gone and got the best deals. That’s his job.
Ross & Shelley Clark

Dealing with a specialist company like Abacus is vital. That relationship thing is absolutely important because you know someone is going to bat for you.
Steve Day, MD Pace Engineering

I am truly grateful to Jamie and consider myself extraordinarily fortunate to have received the benefit of his astute advice and assistance.
- J. F. Pickett

It has felt very good to know we have Richard and the team at Abacus Group Ltd on our side.
- Brian and Tracey Downes

Richard bent over backwards in his endeavours to help us every step of the way through the claim, making the process as simple as possible.
- John & Carole Lynskey


Aug 16, 2018
Craig Nolly and Richard Toon are in Cuba, celebrating 30 years in business together and 20 years since they formed Abacus Group, an insurance advisory business. Their wives Caroline Nolly and Grazia Toon are with them. Then a catastrophe strikes Craig down and he nearly dies.
Aug 16, 2018


The provincial hospital in Matanzas where Craig had three emergency surgeries looked good from the outside, but standards, experience and facilities were extremely lacking.

Aug 16, 2018


Richard: “Remember virtually nobody could speak English and we had no Spanish. There was also an underlying culture we didn’t know about until later, that you just had to go along with the system. Being loud and pushy wouldn’t work, we just had to be very patient.

Aug 16, 2018


Craig says all the complications one can get with that type of surgery happened to him in this hospital: twisted bowel, abdominal infections, wound infections, peritonitis, leaking sutures. “It’s not unique to Cuba, it could happen anywhere; it’s just unfortunate it did happen so far from home in a third world country.

Aug 16, 2018


The aim was to bring in a medivac flight to get Craig out of Cuba to Fort Lauderdale Trauma Hospital in Florida.

The first two or three charter operators refused to fly into Cuba because it was too risky.

Finally, they found someone prepared to bring a chartered Lear Jet in.

Aug 16, 2018


The days in Cuba were long and many days I was only able to visit Craig for 10-15 minutes at a time. In a country that is 60 years behind the rest of the developed world and speaks Spanish, we had to find our own food, water and basic supplies and those simple tasks became our survival mode.

Mar 29, 2018

Abacus Group will be closed for the long weekend, and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd of April. Have a safe and happy Easter.


Mar 26, 2018
Abacus Group have now added Travel Insurance to our portfolio.
Jul 10, 2017

Abacus director Richard Toon has been the subject of an offshore sea rescue, and he is full of admiration for the calm professionalism of the team that air-lifted him to safety.


May 10, 2017
  Peter Cordtz from the Commission for Financial Capability honours his father for protecting his family with life insurance. Peter Cordtz's father died when he was five years old. It taught...
Mar 29, 2017
Our specialist advisors have vaast experience in providing financial risk management advice; which means Abacus is in a strong position to avocate and negotiate on your behalf with New Zealand's leading insurance companies.
Mar 10, 2017
Wishing you all a safe and happy long weekend.
Mar 6, 2017
Here are $1,140,000,000 reasons to have Health or Medical Insurance!
Dec 5, 2016
Abacus Group is proud to be a regional sponsor for the Waikato Dairy Industry Awards for the 5th year in a row. Jamie is looking forward to meeting those attending at the Entrant & Sponsor...
Nov 17, 2016
Common mistakes can leave family members in the lurch.
Oct 3, 2016
Another great endorsement by another very happy client.
Aug 14, 2016
New Zealand banks are reviewing their life insurance policies as a result of a heart attack claims scandal involving Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Earlier this year Commonwealth Bank of...
Jul 1, 2016
All staff at Abacus Group are now qualified for Basic First Aid.
May 13, 2016
OPINION If I turn on the television and see that advert with the child purposely tipping milk on the floor one more time, I might clout him.   Metaphorically speaking of course, because clouting...
Mar 15, 2016
Platinum Sponsor   Abacus are the Platinum Sponsors for the Taranaki Young Professionals for 2016/17 And are pleased to offer all members an exclusive offer! A one hour free consultation with no...
Mar 14, 2016
  To Whom it may concern,I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation (and my admiration) of Mr Jamie Toon and the assistance that he has given to me in his capacity as a...
Mar 9, 2016
Member to Member offer Purchase any Life, Trauma, Income Protection, or Medical Insurance through Abacus and receive a $50.00 voucher to another Chanber member of your choice. Find out how we can...
Dec 3, 2015
Abacus Group are proud to once again be a regional sponsor of the Waikato Dairy Industry Awards.
Nov 20, 2015

Be sure to tune into a documentary screening on Monday night (23rd November) on 60minutes on Prime TV at 8.30pm

Nov 19, 2015
About a 1000 families a week experience a sickness that prevents a main income earner from working for three months or more.
Nov 11, 2015
5 things wrong with bank sold life insurance.
Oct 29, 2015

Abacus recently sponsored Casey Crowley and the Central Under 18's Women's Hockey Team for their National Tournament where they placed 5th.

Sep 4, 2015
Taranaki health bosses are defending their record on elective surgery numbers after questions were raised by Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King.
Sep 1, 2015
As with every monumental birthday, the old photo albums were brought out...
Sep 1, 2015

This day, back in 1997 was Abacus Group's first day in business.
Aug 7, 2015
Common mistakes can leave family members in the lurch.
Aug 6, 2015
Pilot programme designed to encourage big ideas in Taranaki
Jul 21, 2015
Don't be afraid to pull on your rubber gloves and take the scalpel to your health insurance policy.
Jul 17, 2015
Over the last few weeks we have been working with Smokeylemon Website Design to bring about some exciting new changes.
Jul 16, 2015
It's easy to buy the wrong kind of insurance, fail to grasp limits on your cover, and even do things that legally entitle your insurer to tear up the policy. Here are 10 things to consider:
Jul 15, 2015

We don't really have a culture here of paying for financial planning and advice. Those with a high net worth might do it, but for middle-income folks it's hard to know where best to start.  


Jun 24, 2015
Annual health insurance claim pay-outs have reached $1 billion for the first time.
Mar 18, 2015
Have you started a new business? Is your business growing? Would you share premises with a like minded tenant? If this sounds like you and you would like to keep your costs to a minimum but require...
Mar 1, 2015

Craig, Richard, and Jamie attended Sovereign's Premier Apex Award Ceremony.

Aug 25, 2014
Abacus director Craig Nolly reveals his personal story of his recent hip replacement surgery as an insurance client not an adviser.
Mar 21, 2014
Effective health and safety in your workplace, whether in the office or on the farm, can help to keep your employees happy and productive, and also reduce the human and business costs of injuries. Every year thousands of New Zealanders are killed or injured at work, or suffer from a work-related disease, resulting in huge personal, social and financial costs.
Feb 20, 2014

Myth 1: “I can cope with a little lost income”

Myth 2: “But I’m young, fit and healthy”

Myth 3: “But ACC will pay if I have an accident”

Myth 4: “l’m the breadwinner, so only I need income Protection”

Feb 3, 2014
Most people's lives can be divided into three distinct stages: your education, which extends all the way from your first day at kindergarten to the day you walk across the stage to receive your...
Jan 31, 2014
I was reading this article in the daily news this morning. Last year 280,000 people were told they need some form of elective surgery, including myself. 170,000 of those are not even on the waiting...
Sep 3, 2013
The saying goes that the only certainty in life is death. Kiwis face risk every day but are more inclined to buy insurance than take out trauma cover. Our Waikato based advisor Jamie Toon proved he...
Jul 1, 2013
The young farmers of the Hamilton & Waikato region put down their gumboots and swannies over the weekend to don a pair of boxing gloves for the Young Farmers Fight Night Charity Fundraiser on...
Mar 20, 2013
Abacus Group is proud to be the continuing Gold Sponsor of the Taranaki and Waikato Dairy Industry Awards. The awards dinners held up in Waikato on the 8th March 2013 and Taranaki on the 16th...
Oct 4, 2012
Thursday the 4th of October saw the TCC Membership hosted to a BA5 from the ABACUS GROUP at the Espresso Cafe & Wine Bar. View pdf
Oct 1, 2012
Read a real life client story.  View  PDF
Jun 5, 2012
When Hendrik Griessel discovered he had prostate cancer two years ago, he and his wife Ida were very worried. Not only about his health, but also their finances. He owned his own business in Hawera...
Apr 5, 2012
Abacus offices have morphed from a dated Lockwood look to a timeless New York groove. View pdf
Apr 5, 2012
Being partners in their own business means the pair readily understand the needs of businesspeople. View pdf
Jan 31, 2012
Check out these photos from our recent Young Farmer Golf Day in Normanby.  
Dec 8, 2011
Abacus Group hosted prominent agricultural figure Jacqueline Rowarth at the TSB Hub in Hawera in July 2nd. Over 50 local farmers turned out to hear Jacqueline’s take on the global positioning of...
Aug 2, 2011
Commentator at every Rugby World Cup Awarded the International Olympic Committee’s Sport and Media Trophy 2005 Member of New Zealand Order of Merit Keith will entertain us with stories from over...
Aug 2, 2011
Keep an eye out for word on our keynote speaker on August the 2nd at the Devon Hotel in New Plymouth. He is a big name in New Zealand rugby and a hugely respected figure in New Zealand and we are...