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.

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 July 12th 2022

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

How to give your iPhone a Performance Boost

Posted by May 6th 2022

If your once shiny new iPhone has begun to show signs of slowing down with age, there are a steps you can take to give it a fresh lease of life. Before splashing out on …

Harrisons Curtains & Blinds: Best in Home Furnishings

Posted by April 13th 2022

How you style your home and your choice of home furnishings has an important part to play in transforming your house into a family home. Curtains, blinds and soft furnishings are little extras that can …

Broadband Bundle Deals

Best Broadband Bundles

Posted by April 11th 2022

Broadband pricing should be simple. But is isn't, in part due to broadband bundles. Most households have fibre connections and want unlimited data. So the choice should come down to just price and speed: primarily …

Simple Guide to Finding the Cheapest Power Deals

Posted by August 18th 2022

At Canstar Blue, our mission is to help consumers discover the best deals. But sniffing out the cheapest power deals can seem complicated. To start with there are so many different power companies: 14 in …

Can I Install My Own Lights Fixtures and Switches?

Posted by April 1st 2022

If you’re planning a home renovation, and want to install a light fixture or replace an old dirty switch, you might assume that it has to be the job of a professional. But not so fast. If …

Skinny NZ’s Cheapest Broadband Deal

Posted by March 25th 2022

Unlimited broadband at 300mbps/100mbps for $52 per month. Yep, you read that correctly: $52 per month! No frills internet provider Skinny's new deal really is that cheap. But is it a good deal, and is it …