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How smart power choices can cut costs in the winter months

July 22, 2019

Making smart power choices during the winter months can not only help keep households warm, but also lead to potentially significant savings, and for consumers seeking to stick to a budget it is best to plan and prepare ahead of time. Many households feel the strain when the cold weather hits, as an increasing portion […]

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The 100% Renewable Goal: What does it mean for you?

July 15, 2019

The government’s goal of transitioning to 100 per cent renewable electricity generation by 2035 has brought the make-up of the electricity system into sharp focus, and consumers may well be wondering what it means for households. As it stands, the New Zealand electricity sector is poised for significant change in the coming years, as fossil […]

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Pros and cons of working from home

June 10, 2019

Co-Author: Olivia Fairhurst Telecommuting, remote working, or just plain old working from home can be a serious option for those dreaming of working outside the traditional office environment. But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies… If you think that working from home seems like the perfect opportunity to sit in front of your computer, sipping […]

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Cheap power: Money-saving tips to be more energy-efficient

March 26, 2019

For many of us, bills are daunting. Life is expensive enough nowadays and power bills don’t make things any better. Well – Canstar Blue wants to help you save power, so that you’re not forking out an arm and a leg every time that time of the month comes around. It’s time you have the […]

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Cheap Phone Plans NZ Compared

March 18, 2019

So, you want to tip your Uber driver? You want to take a photo at your favourite beach and share it instantly on Instagram? You want to order a pizza using Domino’s augmented reality? Then you need a well-priced phone plan with plenty of data to get through day-to-day living. Fortunately, there are a number […]

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Fibre Internet Plans Compared

March 18, 2019

Fibre internet will typically deliver the fastest fixed-line broadband speeds you are likely to find in New Zealand, but where can you find the best deal for your needs? Canstar Blue is here to help as we compare fibre broadband plans side-by-side, so you don’t have to spend hours – with 20 tabs open – […]

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Top Movies on Netflix NZ

March 18, 2019

In the day and age where many of us have fast-paced lives full of modern-day pressures, it’s important to spare some time for yourself. Let’s put it this way, you’ve essentially got to escape and re-boot your router so you can reach your full potential. The convenience and low cost of subscription streaming services has […]

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How to watch the rugby world cup in New Zealand?

March 6, 2019

The Rugby World Cup is arguably the most important sporting event for New Zealanders. The 2019 tournament in Japan from September to November will see the All Blacks defend the Webb Ellis Cup for an unprecedented third time in a row. While All Blacks and potential players have kicked off their rugby season, many Kiwis […]

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The new NZ power companies you need to know about

March 6, 2019

Each year, more electricity retailers start up in New Zealand. While some spend a lot of money to get their name and offerings out into the market, others are less well-known. But what can new and smaller power companies offer households that their existing retailer can’t? And is it better to switch or stick with […]

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What are the best child-friendly streaming services?

February 27, 2019

Knowing which shows are adults-only is no longer as easy as waiting for the Goodnight Kiwi animation to appear on television. These days, online streaming means that adult content is available 24/7 and, with it, the possibility of child harm continues to increase. Parents are no strangers to the potential harm to children from violent […]

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