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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 >>

Don’t get caught out by fake government calls

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:08 am | Consumer NZ

The recent wave of scam phone calls falsely claiming to be from government agencies have diversified, with a range of nationalities now apparently being targeted. “These phone scammers call out of the blue saying they are from a trusted government agency ... More >>

Heartland Seniors Finance becomes Consumer Trusted

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 10:53 am | Consumer NZ

To become Consumer Trusted, a business must meet Consumer NZ’s strict code of conduct that focuses largely on consumer law such as the Fair Trading Act and Consumer Guarantees Act. A business must show it exceeds the minimum requirements of the law. More >>

Skinny Mobile becomes Consumer Trusted

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:55 am | Consumer NZ

Skinny Mobile is the latest business to be accredited under the Consumer Trusted business programme. More >>

Consumer NZ names TSB Bank as People’s Choice award winner

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:35 am | Consumer NZ

Taranaki stalwart business TSB Bank has won the 2016 Consumer NZ People’s Choice award for banking. More >>

Consumer NZ welcomes Jetstar’s backdown on opt-out pricing

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:59 am | Consumer NZ

Jetstar has been forced to back down on opt-out pricing. The airline yesterday signed formal undertakings with the Commerce Commission agreeing to stop pre-ticking boxes for travel insurance, seat selection and check-in baggage. More >>

Gyms Risk Breaching Unfair Terms Ban

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:30 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is calling on gyms to get their membership contracts into shape. A Consumer NZ review of contracts found many contained terms unfairly weighted in the gym’s favour that risk breaching the Fair Trading Act. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue ... More >>

Telco call centres under fire, Consumer NZ survey finds

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:09 pm | Consumer NZ

In an industry that’s all about telecommunications, Consumer NZ members find it hard to get the big players to answer the phone. More >>

Winners announced in the 10th annual Plain English Awards

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:05 am | Consumer NZ

International consultancy Castalia was the big winner at the 2015 Plain English Awards held at Wellington’s City Gallery tonight. It’s the second time Castalia has taken the prestigious Plain English Champion—Best Organisation award in the 10 ... More >>

Top stores - voted by consumers

Friday, 13 November 2015, 11:39 am | Consumer NZ

Home appliance and technology store 100% Appliances, and hardware and DIY store Mitre 10 have been awarded Consumer NZ’s 2015 People’s Choice Awards. More >>

 

 

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