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New law means wheel clampers can’t charge more than $100

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:14 am | Consumer NZ

The Automobile Association (AA) and Consumer NZ are advising motorists that if their vehicle is wheel clamped, they should not be charged more than $100 to release the clamp. A recent amendment to the Land Transport Act, which took effect in January, ... More >>

Big brands fail sunscreen test

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:05 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ’s latest test of sunscreens found nine of 20 products didn’t provide the sun protection claimed. More >>

Consumer NZ Board announces CEO Sue Chetwin resignation

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:15 pm | Consumer NZ

The Board of Consumer NZ has accepted, with great regret, the resignation of its chief executive officer Sue Chetwin. More >>

Majority support banning medicine ads

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 2:22 pm | Consumer NZ

A majority of Kiwis want advertisements for prescription medicines to be banned, a Consumer NZ survey shows. More >>

Shoe Clinic first to five years with Consumer Trusted credit

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 4:35 pm | Consumer NZ

Shoe Clinic has become the first business to achieve Consumer NZ’s “ Consumer Trusted ” accreditation for five years running. More >>

Insurance market not working for consumers

Monday, 24 June 2019, 8:18 am | Consumer NZ

Consumers are paying more than ever for insurance but they’re not getting a fair deal, Consumer NZ’s latest report on the industry shows. More >>

Keep your home warm and comfortable this winter

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 9:01 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ’s latest test of window coverings finds installing well-fitted curtains and blinds will go a long way towards keeping heat inside your home. More >>

Satisfaction with KiwiSaver providers drops

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:39 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said almost all of the 13 providers rated in the survey saw their customer satisfaction ratings fall. More >>

One in 10 shy of asking doctors if tests are necessary

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:04 am | Consumer NZ

One in 10 New Zealanders uncomfortable asking doctors whether a test or treatment is necessary More >>

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 >>