Consumer NZ stories
NZ Compare calls foul of EA deal with Powerswitch
The Electricity Authority for extending a $2.8m taxpayer-funded contract with Powerswitch, despite criticism of its failure to reduce consumer power prices.
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
Mastercard prompts Kiwis to up online safety amidst Black Friday rush, launching a new cyber security guide.
Ionisation smoke alarms not good enough, says Consumer NZ
When fitting a home or business with smoke detectors, you might want to steer clear of ionisation alarms and stick with photoelectric.
Who’s the greatest NZ Internet provider of them all? Winners announced
The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ceremony took place last night to determine New Zealand’s best broadband provider. So who won?.
Who offers the best broadband for gaming? We're about to find out
The finalists of the Broadband Compare awards have been announced in anticipation of the event, set to take place November 2nd 2017.
Surprise surprise: NZ telcos need to up customer service game
The latest Consumer NZ survey on NZ telcos has revealed Kiwis aren't to happy when it comes to customer service.
New survey ‘disappointing’ for Fitbit as Kiwis vote on their favourite electronics
Apple and Samsung remain on top, while LG, Panasonic, Sony and The Warehouse's Veon proving popular with Kiwi consumers.
Banks 'could do more' as another email scam targets Kiwis
Hackers are getting access to email accounts and altering bank account numbers on invoices before they reach the client, according to Consumer NZ.
Skinny Mobile beating the big boys
Skinny Mobile is celebrating some decent wins over the last couple of weeks, after winning the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award 2016.
Kiwis love their iPhones, according to ConsumerNZ awards
Apple and LG took out the 2016 Consumer NZ Top Brand awards for mobile phone.
Who are NZ's best mobile service provider and ISP?
Skinny Mobile wins Best Mobile Service Provider at Consumer NZ People's Choice Awards; Inspire Net also wins in ISP category.
Spark and Vodafone need to up their customer service game
The latest Consumer NZ survey finds NZ telcos have less than average customer service.
Big name tech retailers fail to win customer support in Consumer survey
New Zealand’s big name electronics stores have been slammed in a new Consumer NZ survey, with only 40% of some store’s customers recommending them.
Slingshot comes to the rescue of elderly Wellington residents
Slingshot and Consumer NZ have finalised an agreement to provide more affordable services to elderly UFB customers in Wellington.
Extended warranties: are you being ripped off?
Sales staff at big-box retailers including Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman and Smiths City have been promoting extended warranties with misleading claims.
Consumer NZ campaign targets telco unfair contract terms
The ban will apply to unfair terms in standard-form consumer contracts used by electricity retailers, telcos, finance providers, pay-TV operators.
Do Not Knock stickers to deter door-to-door sellers
Consumer NZ fights against dodgy door-to-door sellers with nationwide campaign and free “Do Not Knock” stickers. 70% of members want them to stop calling.