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New services from Consumer NZ

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 1:22 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is extending its programme of testing from just products and services to accrediting entire businesses which meet the organisation's strict Code of Conduct. More >>

New consumer protection laws are finally here

Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:27 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is welcoming new consumer protections that come into force on 17 June 2014. "Long overdue changes to the Consumer Guarantees Act and Fair Trading Act will provide greater protection against unfair practices and dodgy dealers," says Consumer ... More >>

Antibacterial soaps - more hype than health

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:16 pm | Consumer NZ

Antibacterial soaps are little more than a marketing invention and at worst could actually be doing us harm, says Consumer NZ. More >>

Extremely high lead levels found in children’s face paint

Monday, 17 February 2014, 12:24 pm | Consumer NZ

Tests of a children's face paint kit have found it contains extremely high levels of lead. More >>

Consumers subsidise ultra fast broadband rollout

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 3:51 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumers will not benefit from lower prices for their copper broadband services under proposals announced today by the Government to overrule the independent regulator's draft pricing. More >>

Christmas shopping tips from Consumer NZ

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 2:52 pm | Consumer NZ

Media release: Christmas shopping tips from Consumer NZ 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 >>

Media release: Trampolines not up to standard

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 4:55 pm | Consumer NZ

Only one trampoline has met critical safety checks in a test by Consumer NZ. Five popular trampoline brands were tested, based on the Australian standard, which is more up-to-date than the Kiwi version. More >>

Consumer NZ invites Kiwis to join in Twitter chat

Monday, 8 October 2012, 10:42 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ invites Kiwis to join in Twitter chat Consumer NZ is inviting New Zealand consumers to participate in an online chat on Twitter this week. More >>

Work needed to help NZers make informed financial choices

Friday, 7 September 2012, 11:21 am | Consumer NZ

New Zealand’s first annual Money Week is an excellent initiative that will help Kiwis become more financially aware. It’s also an excellent opportunity say leading consumer and adult literacy groups to recognise the role of the financial industry ... More >>

Retailers misleading shoppers about legal rights

Friday, 9 March 2012, 3:01 pm | Consumer NZ

Once again a Consumer NZ mystery shopping survey has found retailers are promoting extended warranties by misleading consumers about their legal rights. Selling extended warranties for home appliances is a lucrative sideline for retailers, said Consumer ... More >>

Supermarket house brands save money

Friday, 9 March 2012, 12:15 pm | Consumer NZ

If you're serious about saving money at the supermarket, house brands are the way to go, a Consumer NZ survey shows. "We sent shoppers to buy a basket of 20 basic items in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch supermarkets. By sticking to house ... More >>

Sunbed operators fail safety requirements

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 10:02 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is warning people not to use sunbeds following another mystery shop which showed out of 66 sunbed operators, only 11 met all the safety requirements it was looking for. Even worse, three operators provided broken goggles and only about half ... More >>

Consumer investigation finds dangerous energy saving device

Friday, 28 October 2011, 9:57 am | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ investigation into the so-called Go4Green Energy Smart device has shown it to be electrically unsafe and unable to produce its claimed power savings. Consumer says people should steer well clear of the product and if they have already bought ... More >>

Consumer NZ launches telecommunications comparison website

Thursday, 25 August 2011, 10:30 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is today launching a telecommunications comparison website which enables consumers to find the best deals from telecommunications and ISP providers. More >>

Time for committee to investigate milk prices

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 4:59 pm | Consumer NZ

Sue Chetwin, Chief Executive of Consumer New Zealand, today called on the Commerce Select Committee to decide tomorrow, when it meets, to commence a formal inquiry into dairy prices in New Zealand. Consumer NZ leads a coalition of community groups ... More >>

Consumer NZ opens its doors for one day only

Friday, 27 May 2011, 3:23 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is opening its website for all New Zealanders on Monday 30th May 2011. Sue Chetwin, CEO of Consumer NZ, says "The 'Free for All' day recognises the fact that right now we're all looking for ways to spend smarter and stretch our dollars ... More >>

“Free heat” myth busted.

Friday, 13 May 2011, 4:50 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer welcomes the results of the Otago University study on the heating and cooling potential of roof space air. More >>

Bid on Products and Help Fundraise for Christchurch

Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 5:13 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has launched Goods for Good, an initiative to help the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal by auctioning a range of top-rated products on Trade Me. More >>

Consumer NZ Calls For Cosmetic Withdrawal

Friday, 13 August 2010, 3:54 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is calling for Mahu Mother and Baby Skin Care products containing a banned ingredient to be withdrawn from sale immediately. Mahu products are marketed as natural, NZ-made and the "safest choice" for you and your baby. More >>

Pak'n Save Country's Cheapest Supermarket

Saturday, 10 July 2010, 9:31 am | Consumer NZ

Pak'n Save is once again the country's cheapest supermarket, Consumer NZ said today. The only supermarket to beat Pak'n Save prices was Christchurch New World thanks to a vigorous coupon campaign. More >>

 

 

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