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Denise Piper

How to avoid shocks when switching power companies

Posted by October 31st 2018

New Zealanders are now spoilt for choice when it comes to picking an electricity retailer, with 47 different electricity brands supplying homes. Depending on which part of the country you live, you can have a …


Smooth Payments: How to spread the cost of power bills

Posted by October 22nd 2018

Unexpectedly high power bills can be a cause of consternation and anxiety for many households. Smooth payments can be an option for Kiwi customers who think: “How can I stop my power bill from going …


Power Price Protection: Is it worth it?

Posted by October 8th 2018

If you feel like the price of electricity has been going up and up, it’s not just your imagination. Over the last 28 years, the price of power has increased 79% for Kiwi households, according …


The best way to power a large family home

Posted by October 8th 2018

No matter what age they are, children can be expensive. Kiwi families with multiple children can use a lot of power in a month, and these households often face large power bills. But the family …


What are the best phone plans for unlimited talk?

Posted by September 24th 2018

Not all of us like a time-limit when we’re talking on the phone. Some of us like to chat away without having to keep an eye on the time, without worrying about how much the …


Top Broadband Plans for Gamers

Posted by September 18th 2018

Online gaming is all about connecting with players from all parts of the world. Top games like the hit Fortnite connect 125 million players worldwide. But to connect and play well from this little corner of …


Cheap Phone Plans for Just $5 a Week

Posted by September 17th 2018

So, you’re broke. Stint. Bust. Strapped for cash. You don’t have a lot of money to spend on your mobile phone plan, but you can’t stand the thought of not being connected? Don’t fear: help …


What is the best way to power a holiday home?

Posted by September 7th 2018

You may call it a bach, a crib or a beach house, but owning a holiday home is a dream for many Kiwi families. Unfortunately, powering the bach is no walk in the park: it …



Hot Water Heating: Electric vs Gas

Posted by November 12th 2018

Many of us don’t give too much thought about how our water is heated. But hot water heating makes up about 30% of the average household energy bill, according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation …