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Best and worst retailers

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 3:04 pm | Consumer Online

Consumer NZ has announced the best and worst performers from its 2015 retailer satisfaction survey. More >>

Flushable wipe claims don't wash, says Consumer NZ

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 4:13 pm | Consumer Online

A Consumer test of 11 flushable wipes found they don’t break down readily and can cause a plumbing headache. More >>

Consumer NZ says green cleaners no better than water

Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:03 am | Consumer Online

But a Consumer NZ test has found you’d be better off saving your money and just using water to do your laundry. More >>

Miele, LG and Fisher & Paykel win Consumer NZ Brand awards

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 11:11 am | Consumer Online

Miele, LG and Fisher & Paykel are winners of Consumer NZ’s Top Brand awards for dishwashers, washing machines, and fridges and freezers. To achieve Top Brand status, a brand must perform well in our product tests, customer satisfaction and ... More >>

Recognising leaders

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 10:01 am | Consumer Online

The Award followed a survey of nearly 5000 Consumer members asked how satisfied they were with their providers. Kiwi Wealth was formerly Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver and is owned by Kiwibank. More >>

Traffic jams on the information superhighway

Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 4:21 pm | Consumer Online

An annual Consumer survey of over 10,000 internet users has revealed declining satisfaction with ISPs. Only 66% of respondents to the 2006 survey were satisfied or very satisfied with their ISP, compared to 82% last year. This average is dragged down by the ratings ... More >>

‘Til debt do us part

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 4:00 pm | Consumer Online

We never think about relationships ending, until it happens to us. For most couples, a break up will have long-term financial implications. The September issue of Consumer explores the financial pitfalls of the dissolution of marriages and de-facto relationships. More >>

Consumer Advocate moves on

Monday, 4 September 2006, 10:41 am | Consumer Online

New Zealand’s leading consumer advocate, Consumer chief executive David Russell, is to move on in March next year to new challenges. This is after more than 30 years fighting for the rights of Kiwi consumers. More >>

Natural remedies not always safe remedies

Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 6:13 pm | Consumer Online

"Consumers need clear and accurate information on the effects and side effects of all medicines, especially alternative medicines" says David Russell of Consumers’ Institute. “They have the potential to do both good and harm.” More >>

Consumer Online launches Mobile Phone Selector

Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 1:30 pm | Consumer Online

Making sure you’re not paying too much to use your mobile phone is now a whole lot easier. More >>

Latest reports from Consumer Online

Thursday, 5 August 2004, 9:24 am | Consumer Online

Utah-based StoresOnline uses seminars to sell overpriced websites that have left New Zealanders feeling ripped off. More >>

New reports from Consumer Online - read them now!

Friday, 30 April 2004, 9:45 am | Consumer Online

PROFIT BEFORE COMPASSION Telecom has been charging the recently bereaved $45 for a simple name change. More >>

Product Recall Alert - Luscutto Smallgoods

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 8:15 am | Consumer Online

Some products in the range were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. More >>

New reports from Consumer Online - read them now!

Monday, 1 March 2004, 11:56 am | Consumer Online

SIGNATURE SCAN SWINDLE Beware cheap deals from door-knocking cold-callers. If they ask you to write out a cheque, they may be after your signature! More >>