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.


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Netflix to Neon: the Top Streaming Shows in NZ

Posted by January 18th 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 …


Canstar Blue’s Top Stories of 2021

Posted by December 23rd 2021

Tempus really does fugit. Despite the year being dragged down by the surprisingly tenacious virus, the past 12 months have been a blur of awards, ratings and great stories here at Canstar Blue. We've introduced some …


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Spark’s New Broadband Plans: Are You Being Ripped Off?

Posted by November 12th 2021

You might have noticed the ads for Spark broadband's new deals on TV. Its new Essential Fibre and Max Fibre plans come with free Netflix, which is worth a cool $18.49 per month. That's not a …



Skinny’s $39 Cheapest Broadband Deal: Is it Worth It?

Posted by October 29th 2021

Unlimited broadband at 100mbps/20mbps for $39 per month. Yep, you read that correctly: $39 per month! No frills internet provider Skinny's new deal really is that cheap. But is it a good deal, and is it …


NZ’s Cheapest Broadband Plans

Posted by November 12th 2021

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


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Best Broadband Plans to Keep Up with your Gaming Needs

Posted by October 4th 2021

If you're serious about online gaming, you'll need a broadband plan that provides for a stable, speedy and ultimately smooth-flowing experience. These days there are fibre plans aplenty to sift through. However it's important to …


2degrees the Best Small Business Telco

Posted by October 4th 2021

In our homes, the internet going down is an inconvenience. The moment connectivity is lost, you'll hear shrieks from discombobulated family members, as they can no longer stream, game, chat or surf the net. But, for …


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Laptop + Tablet: the Best 2-in-1 Computers

Posted by August 3rd 2021

Ideally laptop-tablet, 2-in-1 devices bring together the best of both worlds, allowing you to smoothly switch between touchscreen and keyboard mode. One minute you're firing off an email, the next you're relaxing with Netflix. These relatively …


How to Get Free Netflix, Spotify & Amazon Prime

Posted by October 12th 2021

Okay, let's start this story with an old chestnut: there's no such thing as a free lunch … or free Netflix, Spotify or any other streaming service. No telco is going to give away valuable …