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For The Tenth Straight Year, Skinny Wins Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customers | Prepaid Mobile Award

Monday, 8 July 2024, 10:00 am | Canstar Blue

Against stiff competition in a competitive market, Skinny’s prepaid mobile plans have once again exerted their dominance, by winning Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customers | Prepaid Mobile Award for the tenth consecutive year. More >>

For The Fourth Year In A Row, 100% Home Wins Canstar Blue’s Electronics Retailers Award

Wednesday, 3 July 2024, 9:56 am | Canstar Blue

Kiwi consumers love their tech. Canstar’s latest research for its Electronics Retailers Award reveals that 50% would rather pay more for a quality electrical appliance and over a third (35%) are prepared to pay a premium for the latest technology. More >>

Flick Wins Canstar Blue’s Electricity Award 2024

Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 12:00 pm | Canstar Blue

This year for our award, over 3200 Kiwi power customers were asked to rate their electricity providers across categories including Value for Money, Customer Service and Overall Satisfaction. More >>

Rockgas Is The Winner Of Canstar Blue’s 2024 Award For Most SatisfiedCustomers | Bottled Gas

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 9:27 pm | Canstar Blue

To assist Kiwi bottled gas consumers make the right choices about their suppliers, each year Canstar Blue surveys hundreds of bottled gas users to discover which suppliers provide the best levels of customer service and value for money. More >>

Kiwis Ignore Promise Of Cheaper Power

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10:31 am | Canstar Blue

Electric Kiwi and Flick Electric Co are joint winners of Canstar Blue’s award for Most Satisfied Customers | Electricity Providers From putting on an extra layer – rather than turning on a heater – to turning off lights and choosing the energy-saving ... More >>

New Zealanders still going cold over winter

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:20 am | Canstar Blue

Only 41% of New Zealanders have taken measures to make their homes warmer and over half are not using heating as much as they would like, according to research released by Canstar Blue today. The consumer research and ratings company announced Nova Energy ... More >>

Television encourages next generation of Kiwi DIYers

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 9:32 am | Canstar Blue

It seems television shows such as The Block are encouraging a new generation of Kiwis to give DIY a go. And while we are increasingly looking online for guidance when it comes to completing projects at home, we still value support and advice from ... More >>

Red letter day for five star winner CourierPost

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 12:16 pm | Canstar Blue

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, making up 97% of all enterprises in New Zealand. Courier services are often the lifeline of small businesses, helping deliver goods, letters and contracts on time and to the right place. More >>

Kiwis choose to stay with the same electricity providers

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:53 am | Canstar Blue

New Zealanders have such a wide range of electricity providers to choose from, so why are so few of us willing to make the big switch? More >>

Nearly half of Kiwis feel ‘naked’ without their phone

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:46 am | Canstar Blue

Consumer insights agency Canstar Blue can today reveal that 42 percent of Kiwis feel ‘naked’ if they have gone somewhere and forgotten their phone, while 48 percent use their phone more than their computer or laptop. More >>

Deposit not the only up-front expense when buying a house

Monday, 3 December 2018, 1:33 pm | Canstar Blue

With the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s recent announcement that Loan to Value (LVR) ratios are set to relax in the New Year, Canstar Blue looks at what costs are actually involved in buying a home, not just the all-important deposit. More >>

Canstar Blue awards gas industry

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:51 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 19 September 2018. Over 400,000 households in New Zealand use gas – either natural or LPG – as a form of energy. Canstar Blue has recently looked at the market to see which suppliers’ customers think offer the most outstanding value. More >>

Your clean laundry can leave a dirty carbon footprint

Friday, 24 August 2018, 2:08 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 24 August 2018. As recent Canstar Blue research reveals that only half of New Zealanders consider the energy rating on their new washing machine or clothes dryer, we look at how consumer complacency could be costing the earth. Commenting ... More >>

Pet Insurance – What to think about

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:21 am | Canstar Blue

Kiwis are a nation of pet lovers and a recent Canstar Blue survey has revealed that six out of ten owners think of their pet as one of the family. But what do we do if our wee fur babies become ill or have an accident? Do you risk having to stump ... More >>

Top Tips for using Storage Units

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:34 am | Canstar Blue

Whether it’s for storing a few bits of furniture between house moves or for the odd box of keepsakes you can’t bear to part with, storage units have become big business in New Zealand. Recent research from Canstar Blue reveals that for over ... More >>

LMI – the difference it can make to first home buyers

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 9:37 am | Canstar Blue

With the easing of LVR restrictions at the start of 2018, more first home buyers are able to get on the housing ladder. Latest Reserve Bank data shows that lending to first home buyers with deposits of less than 20%, rose from $149m in April 2017 ... More >>

Two thirds prepared to drive up to 10km for cheaper fuel

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:02 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 27 June 2018. As Auckland prepares for the introduction of Fuel Tax next week, a new study reveals that Kiwis already have an eye on rising prices and some are prepared to drive up to 15km to get cheaper fuel. More >>

AA Insurance win Award for Sixth Year Running

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:55 am | Canstar Blue

For most of us, our home and what we have in it is the most valuable (and most valued) possessions we have so we don’t really like to think about anything going wrong with it. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t go as planned and through accidental ... More >>

Savers have to make the best of slim pickings

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:45 am | Canstar Blue

With savings interest rates continuing to sit near the bottom of the scale and inflation averaging 1.6% over the last 12 months, there are not a lot of opportunities for savers to make returns on their investments. More >>

Arm your body to fight Flu this winter

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:07 pm | Canstar Blue

Auckland 25 May 2018. As our health services brace themselves for the annual influx of winter cold and flu related illnesses, are there things we could be doing to boost our immunity and fight off the germs before they attack us? More >>





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