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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Read our latest articles on the Covid-19 pandemic. Got a consumer-related question about coronavirus? Email us at info@consumer.org.nz and we'll do our best to help.

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Vote for your Consumer Board

If you’re a Consumer member you’re entitled to vote in our board election. Learn about each candidate and how to cast your vote.

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If you’re a paying member, our expert advisers can explain your rights and help resolve the issue.

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Read about your rights

We explain what your rights are under the Consumer Guarantees Act, and what to do if they’ve been breached.

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Our latest magazine issue

Our April-May magazine is the health issue.

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Featuring:

  • The truth about popular supplements
  • Bank satisfaction survey
  • Counselling services
  • Teeth whiteners
  • Stick vacs
  • Washing machines
  • Juicers
  • Plus more reports, product tests and all your favourite regular features.

See more of what’s in our latest issue.


Who can you trust?

Trusted businesses

Consumer has been testing products for more than 50 years. Now we’re testing businesses as well.

Learn more about Consumer Trusted


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Say "no" to drug ads

Ads for prescription medicines downplay safety issues and pressure doctors to overprescribe medications. Our latest survey found the majority of Kiwis want the ads to go.

Read our report.


Our campaigns

We’re campaigning to end expiry dates on gift cards, prevent unwanted door-to-door salespeople, stop unfair contract terms and more. Learn more about these campaigns and get involved.

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Could you be saving on power?

Consumer Powerswitch lets you check if you could save money on electricity and gas. Just enter your details into the calculator to find the cheapest energy deals.

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Compare broadband plans

Find out if you're on the cheapest broadband plan with our new website, Consumer Broadband Compare. Using it is as easy as entering your address.

See if you can save.