Simon Downes

Simon Downes is Canstar Blue’s resident media mogul. Having worked as a journalist in his native UK for six years, you’ll now find him chasing stories at the bottom of a pile of Canstar Blue research. Still trying to adjust to the heat of Brisbane, you’re more likely to find him at Suncorp Stadium than at the beach! But he’ll never understand Aussie Rules.

my flex prepay vodafone

Vodafone launches new flexible prepaid plan

Posted by January 16th 2018

Vodafone NZ has launched a new prepaid plan that gives customers the option to choose from more than 200 variations of calls, texts and data.

fibre optic

Fibre optic broadband could go further

Posted by August 23rd 2018

There is a proposal to ensure fibre optic cable broadband is extended further from urban areas to reach more rural parts of New Zealand.

Unfair terms for energy retail contracts

Posted by August 23rd 2018

As part of an ongoing review of standard form consumer contracts, New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released a report detailing its findings in the energy retail sector.


Broadband data increases for Spark customers

Posted by December 21st 2017

Telco Spark says it is responding to increased data demands with a revamped range of plans including more data. Find out all the details at Canstar Blue.