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Consumer NZ, Dental Association call for added sugar labels

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:22 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. More >>

Rest home ordered to pay $10,000 for consumer law breaches

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 9:36 am | Consumer NZ

Major rest home provider Bupa Care Services has been ordered to pay $10,000 by the Disputes Tribunal after failing to deliver reasonable standards of care to a 92-year-old woman who resided at its St Kilda Care Home in Cambridge. More >>

Broadband Compare Awards - finalists announced

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:42 am | Consumer NZ

With the Broadband Compare Awards now less than six weeks away the finalists in the inaugural event have been named. More >>

Consumer Broadband Compare lets you find the best deal

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:02 am | Consumer NZ

Want to know if you’re on the cheapest broadband plan? Then go to Consumer NZ’s new website consumer.broadbandcompare.co.nz . More >>

Consumer NZ Calls for Clampdown on Ticket Resellers

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 9:07 am | Consumer NZ

Inflated prices, hidden fees and misleading sales tactics have been identified as major problems in the ticket resale market, in a joint investigation by Consumer NZ and Australian consumer group Choice. More >>

Independent energy retailer wins People’s Choice Award

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:24 pm | Consumer NZ

Independent energy retailer wins Consumer NZ People’s Choice award Flick Electric Co. has topped Consumer NZ’s annual energy retailer customer satisfaction survey and has been named its People’s Choice award winner. More >>

Duty-free products aren’t always cheaper, Consumer NZ finds

Monday, 7 August 2017, 4:41 pm | Consumer NZ

A survey of 33 duty-free items finds only 10 are cheaper at duty-free stores than other retailers. More >>

Big powercos fail to impress customers

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12:56 pm | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ survey of customer satisfaction with energy providers has found the big five powercos continue to deliver underwhelming service. More >>

Consumer NZ issues dating site warning

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:22 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says Private Event is run by the owner of a company called Get Design and Sales that left consumers thousands of dollars out of pocket. More >>

Unconvincing evidence for many pricey cold & flu remedies

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10:16 am | Consumer NZ

Expensive over-the-counter cold and flu remedies are often no more effective than paracetamol, honey and putting your feet up for a few days, says Consumer NZ. More >>

Some emergency kits a recipe for disaster

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:26 am | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ report on pre-made emergency survival kits found most either lacked key items, contained gear of poor quality or weren’t good value. More >>

NZ-owned banks take out Consumer NZ People’s Choice awards

Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:14 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has given TSB Bank, The Co-operative Bank and Kiwibank 2017 People’s Choice awards for banking. More >>

Consumer NZ warning: Don’t deal with kitset building company

Monday, 10 April 2017, 11:09 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is warning consumers not to deal with Get Design and Sales, a kitset building company that operates websites mydiy.co.nz , kiwi-built.co.nz and econobach.co.nz . More >>

Take gourmet salt claims with a pinch of salt

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:48 am | Consumer NZ

High-priced rock and sea salts promoted as healthier choices risk misleading consumers about their benefits, a Consumer NZ report finds. More >>

Carpet Mill becomes Consumer Trusted

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:57 am | Consumer NZ

Carpet Mill is the latest company to be able to call itself Consumer Trusted . The Kiwi carpet-maker joins Flick Electric Co, Heartland Seniors Finance, Inspire Net, Resene ColorShop, Shoe Clinic, Skinny Mobile, Triton Hearing, and WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds ... More >>

Consumer NZ test highlights raw chicken risks

Sunday, 11 December 2016, 7:49 pm | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ test of 40 fresh chicken products found campylobacter in nearly two-thirds of samples. More >>

Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards ’winners’ announced

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:16 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards ’winners’ announced Consumer NZ has announced the “winners” of its inaugural Bad Taste Food Awards . More >>

Campaign leads retailers to drop gift card expiry dates

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 12:43 pm | Consumer NZ

Major retailers Countdown, Kathmandu and Noel Leeming are dropping 12-month expiry dates on their gift cards in response to a Consumer NZ campaign. More >>

Survey finds strong support for labelling of added sugars

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:26 pm | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ survey found the majority of shoppers want better labelling of added sugars in processed foods. More >>

Consumer NZ calls for end to gift card gotchas

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 5:42 pm | Consumer NZ

Shoppers could be losing millions of dollars each year because of unfair expiry dates on gift cards, Consumer NZ’s latest research has found. More >>

 

 

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