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What is Fixed Wireless Broadband?

Posted by June 3rd 2020

If you move home often or live out in the wop-wops, you might be struggling to set up an internet connection that suits your needs. This is where fixed wireless broadband comes in. But what is …



Five things you can do now to slash power costs

Posted by November 25th 2019

Co-author: Justine Davies The cost of energy is a source of financial stress for many New Zealand households. In fact, according to a discussion document released in September 2018, as part of an Electricity Price Review, more …


Hang Christmas lights without blowing the budget

Posted by November 22nd 2019

It’s that time of the year where Christmas music is already blasting through speakers in shops and social media debates kick off on when is too early to put up the Christmas tree. The other …


How to cool your home efficiently this summer

Posted by November 20th 2019

For many Kiwis, hot summer days and nights are something to look forward to. But other times the heat – and humidity – can be almost unbearable. Opening windows and doors can let a pleasant draft …


What is Hyperfibre broadband and how does it work?

Posted by November 20th 2019

In November 2019, Chorus launched Hyperfibre, but what is it and what does it mean for New Zealand? Canstar Blue takes a look. What is Hyperfibre? First things first, what is Hyperfibre? Hyperfibre is essentially what Chorus …


Bright ideas for installing your own lights

Posted by October 29th 2019

If you’re planning a home renovation, you might assume that changing lighting fixtures has to go on the “hire a professional list”. Not so fast, you may be able to do the work yourself! Canstar …


How to spot and avoid three common online scams

Posted by October 17th 2019

To help you know what to look for – and what to do if it does happen to you – Canstar Blue has compiled a guide on three common online scams to watch out for


What is a password manager and how does it work?

Posted by October 15th 2019

Between all the varying capital letter, number and letter length requirements for passwords, it’s no wonder people struggle to keep track of all their different login details. So, if you aren’t prompted to enter in …