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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 , and . 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 >>



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