Unpicking Broadband Unplan Plans

November 7, 2018

New Zealand’s highly competitive home broadband market is bringing about new advances in broadband and how much we, as customers, pay for the data we use. One new innovation now advertised by Spark is a flexible broadband plan, called the Unplan, where the monthly cost varies according to how much data is used. Spark is […]

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What are the best power plans for student flats?

November 5, 2018

Flatting with a group of like-minded people can be a fun time, especially if you are all studying. With more New Zealanders choosing to continue renting, rather than owning their own home, flatting continues to be a popular choice for many Kiwis – even after their student days are over. But while having flatmates can […]

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Shocks switching power companies

October 29, 2018

New Zealanders are now spoilt for choice when it comes to picking an electricity retailer, with 47 different electricity brands supplying homes. Depending on which part of the country you live, you can have a choice of between 14 and 34 different retailers. To take advantage of the hot electricity retail market, more customers than […]

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Smooth Payments: How to spread the cost of power bills

October 22, 2018

Unexpectedly high power bills can be a cause of consternation and anxiety for many households. Smooth payments can be an option for Kiwi customers who think: “How can I stop my power bill from going up?” Smooth payment options level out power bills from winter and summer, allowing customers to pay one flat rate year-round. […]

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Power Price Protection: Is it worth it?

October 8, 2018

If you feel like the price of electricity has been going up and up, it’s not just your imagination. Over the last 28 years, the price of power has increased 79% for Kiwi households, according to the New Zealand Government’s Electricity Price Review. With energy prices going up year-on-year at rates higher than inflation, price […]

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The best way to power a large family home

October 4, 2018

No matter what age they are, children can be expensive. Kiwi families with multiple children can use a lot of power in a month, and these households often face large power bills. But the family home can be warm, healthy and cheaper to run by being on the right energy plan, making a few changes […]

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What are the best phone plans for unlimited talk?

September 24, 2018

Not all of us like a time-limit when we’re talking on the phone. Some of us like to chat away without having to keep an eye on the time, without worrying about how much the phone call is costing. Phone plans with unlimited calling offer endless talking, limitless texting and no need to worry about […]

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Top Broadband Plans for Gamers

September 18, 2018

Online gaming is all about connecting with players from all parts of the world. Top games like the hit Fortnite connect 125 million players worldwide. But to connect and play well from this little corner of the world, Kiwi players need unlimited broadband plans with ultra-fast speeds. In New Zealand, the roll-out of fibre broadband […]

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Cheap Phone Plans for Just $5 a Week

September 17, 2018

Advertisement So, you’re broke. Stint. Bust. Strapped for cash. You don’t have a lot of money to spend on your mobile phone plan, but you can’t stand the thought of not being connected? Don’t fear: help is at hand! Kiwi mobile phone providers now offer a range of low-cost prepaid plans for the consumer on […]

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What are the best power plans for pensioners?

September 7, 2018

Advertisement We may call it the golden years but retirement can be difficult for Kiwi pensioners, especially when facing high power bills. Energy and resources minister Megan Woods says cold and damp homes can even be deadly for seniors, with 1600 mostly elderly New Zealanders dying prematurely each winter. The Government’s new winter energy payment […]

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