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Happy 30th Birthday Consumer Guarantees Act: Consumer NZ Urges Shoppers To Use The Act That Has Their Back

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 9:40 am | Consumer NZ

Rasmussen says the 30-year anniversary of these consumer protections is the perfect time for people to learn more about their rights. More >>

Consumer NZ Investigates A Suspended Dentist

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 10:04 am | Consumer NZ

“Dr Jacob Goldenberg has been suspended for more than a year because of concerns that his alleged conduct poses a risk of serious harm to the public,” said Chris Schulz, senior investigative journalist at Consumer NZ. More >>

As Power Bills Surge It Pays To Change

Monday, 8 April 2024, 10:55 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is urging people to take 5 minutes to check they're on the best power plan to meet their needs, it could save them about $400 on their annual power costs. More >>

Consumer NZ Unveils A Plethora Of Poor-performing Products

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 6:34 am | Consumer NZ

From carpet washers that leave exceedingly damp floors, to the coffee machine that makes a terrible brew, there are a few products that Consumer NZ is urging New Zealanders to avoid. Consumer’s team of expert testers put hundreds of products through their ... More >>

Consumer NZ Cracks Into The Eggs-traordinary Price Of Easter Chocolate

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 6:52 am | Consumer NZ

According to Consumer, if you’re buying multiple Easter eggs, it’s probably cheaper to make your own. More >>

Consumer NZ Warns Supermarket Shoppers: Beware Of Loyalty Lure

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 6:13 am | Consumer NZ

Recent research shows yet again that supermarket loyalty schemes don’t always offer the most competitive price. More >>

New Zealanders Deserve Much More From Banks

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:47 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ welcomes the preliminary findings unveiled in the Commerce Commission’s draft report into personal banking services. “We have long-standing concerns about the state of the banking sector in New Zealand, and agree swift action needs to be ... More >>

Z Energy Continues The Business Of Greenwashing As Its Emissions Rise

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 6:46 am | Consumer NZ

"It’s vital that a precedent is set to protect New Zealanders from greenwashing, and to support businesses who are carefully considering the claims they are making through their marketing" More >>

Help Consumer NZ Clean Up Greenwashing

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:28 am | Consumer NZ

Greenwashing is rife in New Zealand. Consumer wants your help gathering greenwashing examples to determine the scope of the problem. Almost half of New Zealanders (47%) find it difficult to tell the truthfulness of a product’s green claims, and three-quarters ... More >>

Retirement Village Operators In The Firing Line After Consumer NZ And RVResidents Complaints

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:03 am | Consumer NZ

Following complaints by Consumer NZ and the Retirement Village Residents Association of New Zealand (RVResidents), retirement village operators have come under fire from the Commerce Commission for their care claims and contract terms. “The Commission ... More >>

The Great Lapse - New Zealanders Are Being Squeezed Out Of House And Contents Insurance Due To Rising Premiums

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 6:50 pm | Consumer NZ

More than two-thirds of respondents in Consumer NZ’s latest insurance satisfaction survey were concerned about the cost of house insurance, with 8% of homeowners letting their policy lapse due to high costs. “This continues a pattern we started to see ... More >>

5 Ways To Save Money In 2024

Thursday, 28 December 2023, 5:55 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is sharing top tips to help New Zealanders hold onto more of their hard-earned dollars in 2024. As the cost-of-living squeeze continues to put pressure on New Zealand households, we're all adjusting our spending priorities and habits to see where we ... More >>

Five Tips For Shopping The 2023 Boxing Day Sales

Tuesday, 26 December 2023, 7:03 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ shares 5 tips to help New Zealanders spend smarter and navigate the frantic marketing frenzy this Boxing Day. 1. Shop carefully The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) provides great consumer protection, but doesn’t require retailers to ... More >>

Best And Worst Mobile And Internet Providers

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 10:59 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has surveyed the nation’s mobile and internet customers to gauge their satisfaction with their service providers. Skinny and Sky Broadband have come out on top of those respective categories. Mobile results It’s the eighth successive ... More >>

Don’t Waste Your Money On Gift Cards With Short Expiry Dates – Consumer NZ Reveals 2023’s Best And Worst Vouchers

Friday, 1 December 2023, 8:41 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer estimates New Zealanders collectively lose over $10 million on unspent gift cards every year,¹ and urges last-minute shoppers to research before gifting vouchers this season. Gemma Rasmussen, head of research and advocacy at Consumer ... More >>

Consumer NZ And Others Seek High Court Declaration That Z Energy Has Misled New Zealanders

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 7:12 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ, the Environmental Law Initiative (ELI) and Lawyers for Climate Action New Zealand Inc (LCANZI) are seeking declarations from the High Court that Z Energy has breached the Fair Trading Act by misleading New Zealanders with its public messaging. ... More >>

Consumer NZ Study Finds Phony Black Friday Deals

Friday, 24 November 2023, 8:51 am | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ investigation into Black Friday sales at four big-box retailers has found that 77% of the products it tracked could have been purchased for the same price or less in the weeks prior to Black Friday. The non-profit tracked seven popular ... More >>

Stop The Surcharge Swindle

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:18 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is calling on New Zealanders to stand up to excessive surcharges on credit and debit card payments. The non-profit is on a mission to arm shoppers with information about what constitutes a reasonable surcharge. The Retail Payment System ... More >>

Don't Buy These Duds: 4 Kmart Products To Avoid

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 2:55 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is sharing insights into four Kmart products to avoid. “Some Kmart products perform really well in our testing,” said James le Page, test content team leader at Consumer. “As well as being cheap, products under Kmart’s Anko ... More >>

Budget vs premium kettles – the price of repairability

Monday, 30 October 2023, 6:22 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ stripped down two kettles with a whopping $374 price difference and found that, while they’re remarkably similar, one is much more likely to go the distance. Kettles are a staple appliance in most households. Whether you fork out ... More >>





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