Mobile

A guide to smart watches in New Zealand

January 16, 2019

Over recent years, wearable technology has expanded into many households, with products such as the smart watch becoming commonplace amongst consumers. The futuristic feeling of having a smartphone on your wrist, as well as the benefits of staying connecting without your phone, has been too hard to resist, with plenty of companies jumping into the […]

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Amazon Prime Video NZ Review & Guide

January 10, 2019

As the latest streaming juggernaut to hit New Zealand’s shores, Amazon Prime Video comes with a big reputation. But is the hype justified? Find out how you can get Amazon Prime in NZ, what you can watch, how much it costs, and how it compares to Netflix. What is Amazon Prime? Amazon Prime Video is […]

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What are the best mobile plans for streaming music and video?

January 9, 2019

Smartphones offer a window to the world, ensuring you never have to be lonely, bored, without music or without something to watch. Since 2015, streaming has made up the largest component of record industry revenue. Video streaming apps like Netflix and Neon have also shaken up the industry, with some of the top movies and […]

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LPG plans for large family homes

January 9, 2019

Hot water that never runs out, instant heat for warmth, and precise heat for cooking are dreams for parents of just about every large family. Using gas appliances for hot water heating, cooking and heating is quick, efficient and cost-effective. In New Zealand, there are two main options for getting gas to your home: reticulated […]

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The best way to power homes with electric vehicles

December 17, 2018

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great way to save money on filling up, plus reduce your carbon dioxide use. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority calculates that you can charge up your EV for the equivalent of 30c per litre. Each EV uses seven to 10 times less fossil fuels than a petrol or diesel […]

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Compare power plans for homes with solar

December 10, 2018

Advertisement More and more New Zealand households are choosing to harness the power of the sun by installing photovoltaic solar panels. Despite high installation costs, changing technology and new solar friendly electricity plans means solar is now more viable for many. Solar panels are particularly good in New Zealand’s most sunny regions, such as Northland, […]

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What are the best gas plans for big families?

December 10, 2018

Food that cooks fast, homes that heat fast and multiple hot showers without anyone running out of hot water – there are plenty of reasons why reticulated natural gas is a good idea for a big family. But with energy bills taking up a large chunk of families’ income, it pays to research gas providers […]

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Which provider has the best mobile coverage in my region?

December 3, 2018

5G might be the latest thing in mobile phone technology coming to New Zealand’s big cities, but a number of the regions miss out on the coverage. So who offers the best mobile coverage in your region? We go through the major providers area-by-area. There are three main mobile phone providers in New Zealand: 2degrees, […]

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What are the best rural broadband plans?

November 19, 2018

Internet options for rural New Zealand used to be as rare as hen’s teeth and as slow as watching grass grow. Fortunately for those living outside of cities and towns, there has been some real improvement in the last several years thanks to the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative, which forms part of the $2 billion […]

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Where can I get clean, green power in New Zealand?

November 14, 2018

Protecting the planet is something most New Zealanders say they care about. But when it comes to power, going off the grid with solar panels and wind turbines is simply a step too far for many families. Thankfully, it is possible to use clean, green energy from the national grid by making a smart choice […]

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