Martin Kovacs

Martin Kovacs Martin Kovacs is a freelance writer with experience covering the business, consumer technology and utilities sectors. Martin has written about a wide range of topics across both print and digital publications, including the manner in which industry continues to adapt and evolve amid the rollout of new technologies


Best Broadband Deals NZ

NZ’s Best Broadband Deals

Posted by May 3rd 2022

For consumers on the hunt for a cheap broadband deal, there's no time like the present to be checking out what the market has to offer. Recent upgrades to our fibre network has seen faster …



How to Limit Heating and Electricity Costs This Winter

How to Limit Heating and Electricity Costs This Winter

Posted by April 26th 2022

As the cold sets in it's easy to run up the heating bill. So it's important to take what action you can to limit your heating expenses this winter and keep electricity costs down. Canstar goes …


Modem or Router: What's the Difference and Which Do You Need?

Modem or Router: What’s the Difference and Which Do You Need?

Posted by April 26th 2022

The terms modem and router are often used interchangeably. However, while both devices look similar, fall under the banner of home networking technology and are used in conjunction with the other, each serves a distinct …


What is Normal Electricity Usage and Could You Save Money?

Posted by April 11th 2022

You might be wondering how your household's electricity usage stacks up compared to that of your neighbours or other like-for-like households. What is normal electricity usage, and are you using too much? By looking at your …


How to Choose the Right Heat Pump and Save Money

How to Choose the Right Heat Pump and Save Money

Posted by April 11th 2022

Power costs can soar during the winter months if your household is running inefficient heating appliances. So for those looking for a more efficient alternative, heat pumps are typically a good choice. Not only are …



A Guide to Solar Water Heating

A Guide to Solar Water Heating

Posted by March 1st 2022

For most households, water heating makes up a significant share of electricity costs. One option to lower your power bill is to switch to a solar water heating system. However, the initial investment can be …


smartphones for seniors

Smartphones for Seniors: What Should You Look for?

Posted by February 28th 2022

Smartphone ownership has soared in recent years. It's easy to forget that it wasn't long ago we were punching in numbers onto keypads. The transition to touchscreen smartphones has been swift, and keeping pace with …


Unlimited Data: NZ’s Best Phone Data Deals

Posted by February 22nd 2022

According to Canstar Blue's latest research, we're increasingly staring into our phones. But rather than making traditional calls, we're chewing through data. These days data allowances are the major concern for most of us when …