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Deposit not the only up-front expense when buying a house

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:33 pm | Canstar Blue

With the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s recent announcement that Loan to Value (LVR) ratios are set to relax in the New Year, Canstar Blue looks at what costs are actually involved in buying a home, not just the all-important deposit. More >>

Canstar Blue awards gas industry

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:51 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 19 September 2018. Over 400,000 households in New Zealand use gas – either natural or LPG – as a form of energy. Canstar Blue has recently looked at the market to see which suppliers’ customers think offer the most outstanding value. More >>

Your clean laundry can leave a dirty carbon footprint

Friday, 24 August 2018, 2:08 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 24 August 2018. As recent Canstar Blue research reveals that only half of New Zealanders consider the energy rating on their new washing machine or clothes dryer, we look at how consumer complacency could be costing the earth. Commenting ... More >>

Pet Insurance – What to think about

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:21 am | Canstar Blue

Kiwis are a nation of pet lovers and a recent Canstar Blue survey has revealed that six out of ten owners think of their pet as one of the family. But what do we do if our wee fur babies become ill or have an accident? Do you risk having to stump ... More >>

Top Tips for using Storage Units

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:34 am | Canstar Blue

Whether it’s for storing a few bits of furniture between house moves or for the odd box of keepsakes you can’t bear to part with, storage units have become big business in New Zealand. Recent research from Canstar Blue reveals that for over ... More >>

LMI – the difference it can make to first home buyers

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 9:37 am | Canstar Blue

With the easing of LVR restrictions at the start of 2018, more first home buyers are able to get on the housing ladder. Latest Reserve Bank data shows that lending to first home buyers with deposits of less than 20%, rose from $149m in April 2017 ... More >>

Two thirds prepared to drive up to 10km for cheaper fuel

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:02 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 27 June 2018. As Auckland prepares for the introduction of Fuel Tax next week, a new study reveals that Kiwis already have an eye on rising prices and some are prepared to drive up to 15km to get cheaper fuel. More >>

AA Insurance win Award for Sixth Year Running

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:55 am | Canstar Blue

For most of us, our home and what we have in it is the most valuable (and most valued) possessions we have so we don’t really like to think about anything going wrong with it. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t go as planned and through accidental ... More >>

Savers have to make the best of slim pickings

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:45 am | Canstar Blue

With savings interest rates continuing to sit near the bottom of the scale and inflation averaging 1.6% over the last 12 months, there are not a lot of opportunities for savers to make returns on their investments. More >>

Arm your body to fight Flu this winter

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:07 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland 25 May 2018. As our health services brace themselves for the annual influx of winter cold and flu related illnesses, are there things we could be doing to boost our immunity and fight off the germs before they attack us? More >>

Save money by knowing how to read your power bill

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:43 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 22 May 2018. As we get ready for the colder winter months, over one third of us are already worrying about how much our next power bill will be. More >>

Baby Boomers take the lead in war on plastic bags

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:39 am | Canstar Blue

New research reveals baby boomers up to 50% more likely to take own bags when they shop. More >>

Kiwis think streaming services offer value for money

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 8:48 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, Date. 21 March 2018. Streaming may be the ‘new kid on the block’ when it comes to how we watch TV but Kiwis can’t get enough of it. More >>

Insurance a tough call when it comes to rental cars

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:39 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, Date. 15 March 2018. Less than two in five Kiwis pay for additional insurance offered by car rental companies. Canstar Blue looks at what the insurance covers you for and if it’s worth it? More >>

Five tips for house-price negotiations

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:43 am | Canstar Blue

As the latest figures show rents on the rise and property prices coming off the boil, could now be the time more people are looking to get a leg on the property ladder? Canstar looks at ways to make sure you get the deal that’s right for you. More >>

Soup season is just around the corner

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 8:41 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 7 March 2018. As summer draws to a close, soup season is just around the corner. But as Kiwis prepare to eat their way through more than 7.8 tonnes of the stuff, Canstar Blue asks consumers what they like about their consommé. More >>

Kiwis urged to claim their bit of $1.6billion tax refund

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 8:33 am | Canstar Blue

Kiwis urged to claim their bit of $1.6billion tax refund Auckland, 28 February 2018. With only a few weeks to go until the end of the tax year, Kiwis are being urged to think about the amount of tax they’ve paid and how to get some of it back. The ... More >>

Don’t put your sight out of mind

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:40 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 12 February 2018. Over 70 percent of over 40’s in New Zealand don’t have regular eye tests and it could be causing them long-term problems. More >>

Baths Sink as Kiwis Prefer to Shower

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:04 am | Canstar Blue

Baths Sink as Kiwis Prefer to Shower Auckland, 26 January 2018. It’s the debate that’s been raging for years, which one is best, bath or shower? But it looks like Kiwis might finally be making up their minds. The latest survey of over 2,000 people ... More >>

No More GST on Fresh Produce say Kiwis

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:06 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 22 January 2018 - Global and national studies have shown that New Zealand has a weight problem with almost one in three of our adult population classified as obese. However, research released by Canstar Blue shows New Zealanders want to ... More >>

 

 

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