Insurance experts you can trust with your life.

Ready for anything? We are. For over 30 years, we've been helping Kiwis like you prepare for whatever life serves up.
And if our experience in this industry has taught us anything, it's that those who prepare, thrive—regardless of what happens. So we're here to help you reach your goals even when life takes an unexpected turn. That is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

In other words, we're on your side. You call the shots, then we work our tails off to get you the coverage you need at a price you can afford.
You can sleep easy knowing that everything we do, we do with integrity, diligence and compassion. Those aren't just "values" engraved on a plaque somewhere—that's the honest-to-goodness truth about how we do business.

Don't worry—we're never ever pushy. But we are approachable and available, any time you need a listening ear.

Maurice Trapp Group Limited

In 2020 we joined with Maurice Trapp Group Limited (MTG).  This allows us to be part of a much larger group of like minded advisers. Maurice Trapp Group Limited holds a licence issued by the Financial Markets Authority to provide financial advice. We are authorised by that licence to provide financial advice.

David Cooney

Director & Adviser

When he got his start in the insurance industry in 1986, David began with a clear goal in mind: to give exceptional insurance advice. "I never wanted to be the biggest firm," he explains. "I've always just wanted to help people plan their lives."

For the past 30 years (and counting), he's done precisely that. And since then he has firmly established himself in the industry, completing his Level 5 Financial Services qualification in 2012. He also meets regularly with industry peers to share ideas and develop professionally.

For David, insurance isn't about numbers or policies—it's about people. "The thing that I enjoy most about my role as an adviser? Meeting new people, learning about their families and businesses, and helping them plan for their future."

Outside of work, David loves spending time with his two adult children and his wife Jocelyn, who runs her own legal practice. He's also heavily involved in the Cambridge community, as chair of the Cambridge Community Charitable Trust, trustee of the Give It Back Charitable Trust,  former chair of Hautapu School BOT and an honorary member of Rotary Cambridge.

​​Faye Thornton​

Adviser & Office Manager

For over 24years, Faye has been making clients' lives easier by managing their insurance claims. "I get a great deal of satisfaction knowing that my experience in handling claims will help them when they need it most."

But there are many more strings to Faye's bow. She also takes care of the financial side of the business and manages our office. She's also a Financial Adviser and holds a National Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5).

Faye knows first-hand how stressful life can be during a crisis, having faced a life-threatening illness herself. "I know that dealing with an insurance company at that time is the last thing on your mind," Faye says. "So I really enjoy helping our clients achieve a positive outcome at a really stressful time of their lives."

Faye and her husband have two adult children and live on a lifestyle block in Cambridge with various animals and have been part of the Cambridge community for over 25 years.

Karyn Powell

Office Administrator

Karyn has an extensive knowledge of office administration and is a well-known face around Cambridge.

Her work days are Tuesday to Thursday and in her spare time she likes to keep fit, loves the beach, a good book and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

If you have any queries, give her a call and she’ll be able to help.

Toni Amodeo

Kiwisaver Adviser

Toni is our Specialist KiwiSaver Adviser at Cooney Insurance.

Toni is a Financial Adviser and a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience in the accountancy industry in both public and private practices.

Her goal as a KiwiSaver Adviser is to ensure that everyone is maximising their return potential on their KiwiSaver investments.

Outside of the office Toni and her husband Lee are kept very busy with their 4 boys.

Community Support and Sponsorship

We care for our clients. No surprise then that we care for our community too. Here's just a few of the great causes we support:

  • Alzheimer's NZ
  • Cambridge Autumn Festival (Short Story Competition) 
  • Cambridge High School 1st XV 
  • Cambridge Junior Rugby and Community Sports Club
  • Give It Back Charitable Trust
  • NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Cambridge
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Stroke Foundation of NZ

  • Proud to be an endorsed supplier to Automotive Solutions Group

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