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Fuel efficient tyres

Monday, 7 April 2014, 3:52 pm | Consumer

Choosing tyres which grip well but are also fuel efficient can save you money and also reduce carbon emissions, says Consumer NZ. More >>

Christmas shopping tips from Consumer NZ

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 11:49 am | Consumer

The Christmas countdown clock is ticking loudly. But never fear - Consumer NZ can help guide you through the chaos and take the silly out of the season. We offer some tips below. More >>

Consumer invites Kiwis to join in Christmas Twitter chat

Friday, 7 December 2012, 11:31 am | Consumer

Consumer NZ is on a mission to take the silly out of the season for consumers this year. Next week it is inviting Kiwis to share Christmas shopping tips on a Twitter chat More >>

No rest for the elderly

Wednesday, 11 July 2012, 11:29 am | Consumer

An Auckland rest home has been forced to close following a Ministry of Health (MOH) inspection which found resident assessments were "poorly completed if at all," Consumer NZ can reveal. More >>

Major review of children's safety standards needed

Friday, 4 November 2011, 4:10 pm | Consumer

A staggering 33 percent of nursery products Consumer NZ has tested in the past five years have had faults Consumer considers to be serious. It is now calling for a major review of safety standards for children's products. More >>

Who is the clearest of them all? Plain English Awards

Monday, 29 August 2011, 10:31 am | Consumer

The time has come again to honour New Zealand’s clearest communicators, and call the bad ones to account. More >>

Pak 'n Save cheapest supermarket

Friday, 3 June 2011, 9:10 am | Consumer

Pak 'n Save has once again scooped the award for being New Zealand's cheapest supermarket in a Consumer NZ survey. More >>

Keep food safe this summer

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 4:36 pm | Consumer

Warm summer temperatures and cooking food outside are ideal conditions for bacteria to multiply and cause foodborne illness. Consumer NZ's Belinda Allan said there are more than 200,000 cases of foodborne illness in New Zealand each year. An estimated ... More >>

Holiday shopping

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 3:41 pm | Consumer

Businesses are scrambling for your business this festive season and chances are you'll be taking advantage of the pre and post-Christmas sales. But before pulling out the plastic, Consumer NZ has some tips for hassle-free shopping. More >>

Consumer sunscreen testing vindicated

Thursday, 20 November 2008, 12:31 pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ said today it was pleased that as a result of its testing further improvements may be made to the sunscreen standard so that consumers can have greater confidence that sunscreens can meet their SPF claims. More >>

Consumer on sale in shops

Monday, 13 October 2008, 10:03 am | Consumer

Monday marks a new era for Consumer magazine. For the first time the title will be available for sale at supermarkets, bookstores and major retailers of magazines. More >>

Contact Energy’s price increase an overreaction

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 11:46 am | Consumer

“Contact Energy’s proposed 10% price increase to its Wellington household customers commencing November is premature and an overreaction,” said Sue Chetwin, Chief Executive of Consumer NZ and spokesperson for CC93. More >>

Consumer NZ disapproves of supermarket ad

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 10:14 am | Consumer

A full page advertisement appeared in today’s edition of the NZ Herald which quoted the findings of a recent Consumer NZ supermarket survey. Consumer NZ neither approved the advertisement, nor approved its findings being used in that way. More >>

Consumer Lays Complaint With Commerce Commission

Sunday, 8 June 2008, 3:42 pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ has today laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission over what it believes to be misleading claims made by the Cancer Society on two of its sunscreens, and on an Australian sunscreen widely available in New Zealand called SunSense Ultra. More >>

“Daylong” Sunscreen Claims Irresponsible

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 5:30 pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ said today it supported the Commerce Commission in its findings that several sunscreen products did not meet their SPF claims, but it is concerned that the commission announced several sunscreens “could offer all day protection in ... More >>

 

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