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May 2020 COVID-19: Total Life Office Open from 18th May 2020

Level 2 is here and that means our team will be back in the office from Monday 18th May 2020. We ask that if you need to visit us, please call 03 211 1460 or email to see how we can best help you.

Meetings will continue via technology where possible. For those of you who prefer face to face, there are a few changes in place to keep the clients and staff safe and healthy.

All visitors must:

  • Complete contact tracing form and sanitize hands on entry and exit
  • Adhere to the floor markings and maintain recommended 1m distancing

We will:

  • Conduct face to face meetings in the meeting room or at the front meeting desk, sitting a minimum of 1 metre apart.
  • Wipe down all hard surfaces and pens with disinfectant at the start and end of the meeting
  • Help manage the 2-hour time limit for clients to be on the premises

Meeting with clients outside of the office:

  • Will be conducted adhering to social distancing contact tracing and hygiene standards outlined above.

For up to date information regarding New Zealand and COVID-19 please go to


Keep safe and take care of others – From the TLC team.


March 2020 COVID-19: Total Life Continues to Operate Remotely from 24th March 2020

Due to COVID-19, as per instruction from the government, we have temporarily closed our office to in-person queries. Our staff are now working remotely and our office will remain closed until instructed otherwise. Please bear with us, we will reply to your email and phone queries as soon as we can.

We hold your safety and others as our top priority. We encourage and support the Nation’s 4-week fight against the spread of Covid-19, please do your bit to help this fight and follow the self-isolation rules.

For up to date information regarding New Zealand and COVID-19 please go to


Keep safe and take care of others – From the TLC team.



April 2018 Total is launched.   After trading for many years as AMP South Financial Services, we decided it was time for a fresh new look for our business, so Total Life was born and a new logo and marketing brand to go with the name has been developed.  We think it looks pretty cool, with the name and the logo representing that we want to be with our clients for the full circle of life!  From buying your first home to living a retirement worth living, we will be there to help with all the financial security and advice you need to achieve your goals.

Nov 2018 AMP sells life business

AMP is to sell its wealth protection and mature business, AMP Life, to Resolution Life and reinsure its New Zealand retail wealth protection with Swiss Re in a deal worth A$3.45 billion.

About 200,000 New Zealand insurance policies are involved in the deal. It also plans to sell its New Zealand wealth management and advice businesses via an initial public offering in 2019 subject to market conditions and regulatory approvals, unlocking further value.

That would include its KiwiSaver and pensions books and could mean the end of AMP's brand in the New Zealand market. “The completion of our portfolio review marks a major step forward in reshaping AMP as a simpler, more focused group, that is well positioned to compete in our core markets,” Mike Wilkins, AMP’s acting chief executive said.

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Nov 2018 Congratulations to all our amazing AMP Scholarship 2018 recipients!

From sports to sustainability, from education to health, from community wellbeing to business ventures, their passions have set them apart from the rest.
With a natural drive to make a difference and fierce determination to achieve their dreams, they have become worthy recipients of the AMP Scholarships 2018
The batch of 2018 joins our illustrious alumni from last 19 years. We welcome you to the family! #Da...reToDream

To know more about our winners and the incredible things they are doing, go to

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Total (formally AMP South Financial Services) is a locally owned and operated advisor business with a team of experienced advisers providing Insurance and Investment advice to generations of Southerners. When you seek advice, you like to know that you’re receiving it from somebody qualified to give it.

We take great pride in being Southlanders and we love being involved in our community through a range of different sponsorships. We have been a proud sponsor of the Kids "Try"athlon, held in partnership with the Southland Tri Club, for over 15 years.   

Since 1998, AMP has contributed more than $2.4 million towards helping over 300 everyday kiwis realise their dreams.

Our support of the AMP Regional Scholarship inspires people within our region to take the steps towards achieving their dreams, helping to build a brighter tomorrow for the wider community.