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Consumer launches council-by-council chemical disposal guide

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:38 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has compiled a nationwide guide on how to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals, from cleaning products to weedkillers. More >>

More sunscreens don’t meet SPF label claims

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 8:08 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ stands by its sunscreen testing and dismisses criticisms by manufacturers as irresponsible and unsubstantiated. More >>

Major problems in life insurance industry

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 1:51 pm | Consumer NZ

Major problems in the life industry insurance are leading to consumers being sold poor-value products and paying higher premiums. More >>

Consumer NZ survey reveals top-rated retailers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:24 am | Consumer NZ

Big-box retailers lag behind the little guys when it comes to keeping their customers satisfied, Consumer NZ’s latest survey shows. More >>

Sunscreens test shows products not meeting claims

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:34 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said six out of 10 products tested didn’t provide the sun protection claimed. More >>

Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards winners announced

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:04 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the annual awards highlighted claims food manufacturers used to market their products as better choices. More >>

Demand a refund for mis-sold insurance, Consumer NZ says

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:06 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is advising car buyers who have been mis-sold mechanical breakdown insurance to demand a refund. More >>

Bank regulation needed to protect consumers

Monday, 5 November 2018, 2:43 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ wants regulation of the banking industry to be strengthened to protect customers from being sold products they don’t need and that provide poor value. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the joint review of the industry by ... More >>

Consumer NZ welcomes action against Viagogo

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 3:32 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is welcoming the Commerce Commission’s announcement it’s taking ticket resale website Viagogo to the High Court, seeking declarations the company has breached the Fair Trading Act. More >>

Kiwis top for skin cancer rates

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:32 am | Consumer NZ

A new study which shows New Zealand has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world confirmed the need to ban sunbeds and make sunscreen standards mandatory, Consumer NZ says. More >>

Major retailers pull ionisation smoke alarms

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:37 am | Consumer NZ

All major DIY stores have agreed to stop selling ionisation smoke alarms following a request from Consumer NZ. More >>

Vulnerable Electricity Customers Get Raw Deal from Globug

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:14 am | Consumer NZ

Consumers getting their electricity from prepay power retailer Globug are more likely to get bad service, Consumer NZ’s latest satisfaction survey has found. More >>

Milford KiwiSaver Plan wins Consumer’s People’s Choice award

Friday, 11 May 2018, 1:57 pm | Consumer NZ

Milford’s high-performing KiwiSaver Plan is the 2018 Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner, receiving the highest score for KiwiSaver customer satisfaction in Consumer NZ’s most recent survey. More >>

Consumer Rights Day puts spotlight on online shopping traps

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:24 am | Consumer NZ

March 15 marks World Consumer Rights Day. Consumer organisations are using the day to call for better protection for consumers from online shopping traps. More >>

Prezzy Card backs down on expiry date

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 1:39 pm | Consumer NZ

Kiwibank has succumbed to consumer pressure and is extending the expiry date of its Prezzy Card from 12 to 24 months. More >>

Consumer win on ATM fees

Monday, 19 February 2018, 6:27 pm | Consumer NZ

ANZ’s decision to remove the $1 fee it charges customers for using another bank’s ATM follows a call from Consumer NZ for all banks to remove these charges. More >>

Consumer NZ sunscreen complaint results in action

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:30 pm | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ complaint about a sunscreen that failed to meet its label claims has resulted in manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreeing to only sell products that meet the joint Australian and New Zealand standard. More >>

Consumer NZ welcomes website helping Kiwis buy & sell homes

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:17 pm | Consumer NZ

A new website to help consumers make good decisions when buying or selling property, has been welcomed by Consumer NZ. More >>

major safety problems with six out of seven trampolines

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 9:19 am | Consumer NZ

Only one trampoline met all the critical safety checks in a test by the consumer watchdog. Of seven models tested, only the Springfree, a soft-edge trampoline with its frame and springs beneath the jumping mat, passed all impact, structural and ... More >>

10 ways to shop smart this silly season from Consumer NZ

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:29 pm | Consumer NZ

1. Top price doesn’t guarantee top performance. Paying top dollar doesn’t always mean the product is better than a cheaper one. Our tests routinely find cheap products that perform just as well as, if not better, than ones that cost much more. More >>



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