Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions form a legal contract between yourself and Powerswitch, a website owned and operated by Consumer NZ. You may wish to print this page for your reference. You should read these terms and conditions in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Your rights of use

You have the right to access and use Powerswitch provided you comply with these terms and conditions.

No commercial-use policy

Our information and ratings may not be used in advertising or for any other commercial purpose without our express permission.

Linking to Powerswitch

If you wish to link to our website, please make a request by emailing us at [email protected].


Copyright for all content on Powerswitch is owned by Consumer NZ.

Reproduction material

All users are allowed to view and copy free materials from Powerswitch for their own personal use. Any other reproduction (including by electronic means) of Powerswitch or any of our other publications, in whole or in part, is forbidden without our written permission. Please address requests to [email protected].

Errors and updates

We reserve the right to add or remove material, and correct errors. If you find any errors on any part of Powerswitch, please report them to [email protected]. While every effort is made to ensure that information is correct and accurate on Powerswitch, new plans (or changes to existing plans) can be announced prior to information on those plans being received by Powerswitch. This may mean that the latest plans (or updated plans) are not available on Powerswitch. Clear dates are provided on the site as to when it was last updated.

Links to other sites

Links within Powerswitch are provided for your information. We do not endorse and have not necessarily verified any of the information available through the use of any link found within Powerswitch. We accept no liability for any loss caused as a result of any information or opinion contained in any link found within Powerswitch.

No liability for damage

We will use our best efforts to keep Powerswitch free from viruses and errors. However, to the maximum permitted by law, we do not accept liability for any damage or loss caused to your computer hardware, software, internet connections or other peripherals as a result of your use of Powerswitch.

Privacy and Security

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only deal with the information you enter when using Powerswitch in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. For more information about how we use and store your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy.

Saving your profile

You have the option to save your profile. If you choose to save your profile Powerswitch will store your questionnaire answers so that you can return, update your profile and recalculate estimated annual savings at any time.

Contacting you

If you save your profile, we may email you from time to time to;

  • remind you to check if you are still on the best plan

  • let you know there have been price changes in your area

  • let you know other information of interest

  • You may unsubscribe from receiving these emails by following the "unsubscribe" prompt at the bottom of each email.


If you have any complaints about the Powerswitch service, please contact us at [email protected].

Changes to terms and conditions

We may change these terms and conditions at any time. Each time you use Powerswitch, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions applicable at that time. We provide a link to these terms and conditions at the bottom of every page of the website.


The laws of New Zealand apply to these terms and conditions. Any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions will be resolved in accordance with New Zealand law.

Consumer Guarantees Act

Nothing in these terms and conditions limits your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.


All prices are stated in New Zealand dollars (NZ$), and include Goods and Services Tax (GST).