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Support needed for consumers in financial hardship

The Covid-19 lockdown means hundreds of thousands of Kiwis face having to survive on a reduced income. We’ve joined with 14 other organisations in calling on essential service providers to do the right thing and halt disconnections, waive late fees and pause debt collection.

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Our FREE guide to woodburners

Considering a woodburner? We’ve assessed over 150 models and explain all you need to know about buying the right firewood.

How to choose the right woodburner

Find the right heat pump

A heat pump can cool a room as well as heat it, allowing you to use it as an air conditioner. Our step-by-step guide will help you choose the right model for your home.

Read our guide

Know your rights

We explain what your electricity and gas bill covers, plan and contract features, and your rights if you're a vulnerable consumer.

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Broadband comparison made easy

Find out if you're on the cheapest broadband plan with our new website Consumer Broadband Compare. It features over 1800 plans, including fibre and rural broadband, from more than 60 providers. Using it is as easy as entering your address.

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