Bruce Pitchers

Bruce Pitchers Bruce Pitchers began his career writing about pop culture, before spending a decade in sports journalism. More recently, he’s applied his writing and editing skills to the world of finance. Prior to Canstar, he freelanced for The Australian Financial Review and the NZ Financial Markets Authority.

Questions to Ask When Switching Power Plans

Posted by June 29th 2022

When choosing a new power plan, don't get sucked in by flash freebies, or fail to properly research if a plan is right for you and your power usage. Canstar Blue looks at the key …

Top streaming shows NZ

Netflix to Neon: the Top Streaming Shows in NZ

Posted by June 28th 2022

Streaming services have taken over. Where once Netflix stood alone, countless more have joined. Apple TV+, Disney+, Neon, Prime Video, TVNZ on Demand and Acorn TV have all become strong competitors, fighting for a share …

Electricity With No Credit Checks

Posted by June 20th 2022

A history of bad credit can lead to issues when signing up with a new electricity provider. However, for consumers who have credit-related problems, there are ways to get electricity with no credit checks. Canstar …

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy: A New Deal in NZ Electricity

Posted by June 16th 2022

It's not often that a new power company rides into town. Sure there's the odd rebranding (think Energy Online becoming Frank Energy). But Octopus Energy's debut on the NZ electricity market heralds the arrival of …

Canstar Blue Reveals | NZ’s Best Mobile Providers 2022

Posted by June 8th 2022

When was the last time you checked your mobile plan to see if you're getting the best value for money? According to Canstar Blue's latest mobile plans awards research, only around a quarter of Kiwis …

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Posted by May 31st 2022

Author: Michael Lund Want to save money on groceries? Canstar has some great tips to provide relief at the check-out: How to Save Money on Groceries 1. Make a weekly meal plan One of the best ways to save …

What’s The Deal with the All New PlayStation Plus?

Posted by June 21st 2022

Get ready for the future of PlayStation Plus. The all-new PlayStation Plus will launch on June 22 and promises a wealth of gaming goodies for subscribers. Canstar Blue explores how much the new PlayStation Plus …

How Much Mobile Data Do I Need?

How Much Mobile Data Do I Need?

Posted by May 13th 2022

Author: Emma Bradstock Back in 2020, the Commerce Commission released a report that said 25% of people with a mobile plan were paying too much. On average, $11.60 per month too much for mobile plan data, …

Solar Power Is it Worth it

Solar Power: Is it Worth it?

Posted by May 11th 2022

In recent years, solar power has become a popular option for households looking for ways to cut their power bills. The country's solar generation capacity grew 36% from 2014 to 2019, driven largely by residential …

NZ’s Cheapest Broadband Plans

Posted by May 13th 2022

If you’re on the hunt for a cheap broadband internet plan, what should you look out for? Compare providers with Canstar Blue.