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Martin Kovacs

Martin Kovacs Martin Kovacs is a freelance journalist with a background in the IT and petroleum industries. Having started out reporting on petroleum, Martin branched out into IT, and over the past few years has been a regular freelance contributor to a number of publications. Martin continues to write for both industries.


Prepaid Power Explained

Posted by June 15th 2018

There is nothing worse than the shock of an unexpectedly large power bill. In fact, more than a third of Canstar Blue survey respondents (36%) said they worry about their power bills. Prepaid power is …


How solar owners can make smart electricity decisions

Posted by June 15th 2018

Solar system installations have been on the rise in recent years as more and more New Zealanders seek to tap into the power of the sun. Beyond installation, however, it is important to proactively manage …


How to limit heating electricity costs this winter

Posted by May 25th 2018

Winter not only brings with it the cold weather, but also the potential for heating electricity costs to skyrocket. There are, however, ways to limit electricity spend as the cold sets in, from ensuring your …


Peak Electricity Demand Explained

Posted by April 24th 2018

Energy efficiency should, of course, be a priority for households seeking to drive down their electricity costs, and using energy efficient products, along with paying particular attention to patterns of usage, will assist in reducing …


Electricity Generation: Where does your power come from?

Posted by April 6th 2018

From generation to transmission to distribution and retail, the New Zealand electricity sector can be broadly broken down into four interconnected categories, all of which combine to keep power supply flowing to households and businesses …


Electricity Plans For Renters

Posted by April 4th 2018

Signing up for a fixed-term electricity contract might not be an option for renters, but there are a range of choices available that provide for flexibility.


The 5G Mobile Future: What can we expect?

Posted by March 19th 2018

Firmly entrenched in the age of the smartphone, and amid the continued evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), the fast-approaching rollout of 5G wireless networks is poised to usher in the next phase of …


Residential Battery Storage Explained

Posted by March 9th 2018

It may yet still be early days as far as the residential battery storage market is concerned, however 2018 is shaping to be a year of growth for the industry, as the technology continues to …


Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Review

Posted by March 5th 2018

Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, which will soon be finding their way onto retailer shelves, equipped with a range of camera-focused features, and with the emphasis firmly …


Keeping costs down with energy efficient appliances

Posted by February 28th 2018

The costs of running household appliances can quickly add up, however Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) figures released towards the end of last year show that New Zealanders are benefiting by seeking out energy …