Nicole Barratt

Nicole Barratt Nicole Barratt started her career in news journalism, working for one of New Zealand’s leading newspapers. Post her news stint, she freelanced for outlets including The Sunday Star Times and NZ Life & Leisure Magazine. More recently, she’s applied her research and writing skills to the world of finance for Canstar.


PAK’nSAVE: Kiwis’ Favourite Supermarket

Posted by June 29th 2021

Where would we be without supermarkets? The convenience of having every food item imaginable (just about) within our reach is something we often take for granted. The first supermarkets in NZ appeared in the 1920s under …


Kiwis’ Favourite Removal Service: New Zealand Movers

Posted by August 4th 2021

Knowing your belongings are in safe hands is key if you’re moving home, as it’s a stressful enough process as it is. No one wants missing boxes, chipped furniture, or late removalists. The ideal move …


New Zealand’s Favourite Power Provider: Powershop

Posted by June 29th 2021

The chill of morning frosts and the dampness of rain tell us winter has arrived. Wherever you are in the country, it’s likely you’ve noticed your power bills start to creep up. Of course, a …



Cheapest iPhone 12 Deals in NZ: Spark & Vodafone

Posted by June 11th 2021

It’s the world’s smallest, thinnest and lightest 5G phone with a dual-camera system. If you’re dying to get your hands on Apple’s iPhone 12, but have yet to make the commitment due to the price, …


Kiwis’ Best Refrigerator Pick: Mitsubishi

Posted by June 3rd 2021

To a lot of us fridge-owners, a fridge is just a fridge. We’ve probably had the same one for the best part of a decade and it’s nothing more than the big white (or silver) …


Samsung: NZ’s Best Washing Machine Brand

Posted by June 3rd 2021

The pile of laundry that builds up in a bedroom must eventually be tackled, and a decent washing machine can be the difference between time-saving and time-wasting. It’s the appliance Kiwis simply can’t do without …


Countdown Pharmacy is the Top Pick for Kiwi Consumers

Posted by August 4th 2021

As winter rolls around once more, so too do those pesky coughs and colds. Thankfully, our local pharmacies are usually there for us to stock up on vitamin C, throat lozenges and other health aids. …


Kiwis’ Top Mobile Phone Plans: Skinny

Posted by May 27th 2021

Be it the dreaded ‘you don’t have enough credit to make this call’ voice on the end of the line, or the realisation that you’ve chewed through all your data, no one likes to muck …


A Guide to the Best Washer Dryer Combos

Posted by May 21st 2021

Washing and drying your clothes is necessary for everyone, unless you don’t mind walking around smelly and dirty. Most people will end up doing a load of washing at least a couple of times a …