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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 >>

Save money by knowing how to read your power bill

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:43 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 22 May 2018. As we get ready for the colder winter months, over one third of us are already worrying about how much our next power bill will be. More >>

Baby Boomers take the lead in war on plastic bags

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:39 am | Canstar Blue

New research reveals baby boomers up to 50% more likely to take own bags when they shop. More >>

Kiwis think streaming services offer value for money

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 8:48 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, Date. 21 March 2018. Streaming may be the ‘new kid on the block’ when it comes to how we watch TV but Kiwis can’t get enough of it. More >>

Insurance a tough call when it comes to rental cars

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:39 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, Date. 15 March 2018. Less than two in five Kiwis pay for additional insurance offered by car rental companies. Canstar Blue looks at what the insurance covers you for and if it’s worth it? More >>