Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom lives in Brisbane and has been researching and writing stories for Canstar Blue since 2014. He loves long morning rows on the beautiful Brisbane River, hanging out with friends, and watching far more football than is good for him.

Slingshot vs Trustpower: Broadband Comparison

Posted by January 18th 2018

With two solid arrays of broadband plans on offer, Trustpower and Slingshot provide significant food for thought when deciding on your next internet plan.


2degrees vs Orcon: Compare Broadband Plans

Posted by December 21st 2017

Orcon and 2degrees are two of the largest ISPs in New Zealand. Both provide ADSL and Fibre broadband plans, so compare their offerings at Canstar Blue.


Spark vs 2 degrees: Phone plans compared

Posted by January 18th 2018

Two of the most popular mobile service providers in New Zealand battle it out. Who offers the best value, Spark or 2degrees? Canstar compares their mobile plans.

Client and trainer lifting weights at the gym

Are personal trainers worth the money?

Posted by November 2nd 2018

Even if you haven’t a clue about exercise, there are several reasons why hiring a personal trainer isn’t always necessary.