Mobile

Fixed-Term Electricity Contracts Explained

January 30, 2019

A fixed-term electricity contract is essentially a contract where you’re obliged to pay a fixed electricity rate per kilowatt hour of electricity for a set period, despite changes in wholesale electricity prices. Here’s a rundown on how it works! We – as customers – do not buy electricity straight from the wholesaler. Instead, it gets […]

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How to get the best broadband speed you can

January 30, 2019

Buffering screens, video games refusing to load, and an important document that just won’t send: slow internet speeds can be hugely frustrating and time-consuming. But there are various ways to get faster broadband speeds, no matter where you live or what your set-up is. Get the best connection available If you want fast streaming and […]

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How to get fibre internet at your home

January 30, 2019

Fibre broadband has many benefits: its high speeds mean you can do more in a shorter amount of time; the connections are more reliable and consistent; and fibre gives you dedicated capacity, which means everyone at your place can watch, play, listen, or work all at once. But, if you have never had fibre connected […]

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What are the best broadband plans for renters?

January 21, 2019

Reliable and affordable broadband is essential for all households, including flats or families who are renting. Broadband ensures the home is connected, allowing working and gaming. For those renters who have ditched Sky TV and flashy possessions in order to save for a house, broadband also ensures essential home entertainment can be streamed at any […]

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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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