Become a member

Get the best out of life – whatever that means to you – with a Consumer membership.

Get the best out of life – whatever that means to you – with a Consumer membership.

For more than 60 years we’ve been helping people like you take the guesswork out of their next buy with our independent, expert advice and product testing. Together with our members, we tackle the bigger issues too, from better sunscreen testing to Covid-19 travel refunds, we’re dedicated to getting a fairer deal for all New Zealanders.

Join us for:

In-depth expert lab-tested product reviews
Every year our independent experts test and compare thousands of products so you don’t have to. We’ll help shortcut your research so you can buy with confidence.

Premium articles and investigations
We’re constantly looking into the issues that affect New Zealand consumers. Our in-depth, member-only premium articles and investigations explore the latest consumer issues and their impact on you.

Consumer Advice Line
If you’ve got a problem with a faulty product, received shoddy service or been misled by a retailer, our expert advisers are here to help with one-on-one personalised support.

Consumer magazine
Delivered direct to your door, magazine subscribers also get our bi-monthly Consumer magazine. Discover new perspectives on living from everyday New Zealanders, plus in-depth investigations and practical advice.

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A fairer deal for all
Together with our members, we’re champions of change, campaigning to improve laws and regulations. We’ll regularly invite you to share your voice and experiences to help us keep businesses honest.

Membership options

You can join on a monthly, 3-monthly, yearly or 2-yearly term:

  • Online only (Starting from $12 per month)
  • Online + magazine (Starting from $15 per month)

We also offer a 7-day digital pass if you don’t want the commitment of a longer term.

Interested in joining the Consumer community and helping us get a fairer deal for all New Zealanders?


What our members say

Awesome very excited and grateful to have all this info. Looking for new dishwasher and your valuable research is happily appreciated!! Delighted with so much precious info available in all areas. I have always been astounded how many varieties of a product we can be overwhelmed with when needing something. I wonder how everything can be sold and wish we could just have NZ made! Reluctant to change models from what has been the normal until finding this information you are providing....THANKYOU😃✅👍🏻⭐ Tanya

You are doing a most wonderful job, always looking out for the consumer and always up to date with what is important. Keep up the good work. Kaye and Gerald

I’m very appreciative of all you do. I want to state my support for the tenancy campaign. Last winter my landlord enjoyed his heat pump while I froze with my window curtains which don’t cover the top of the windows. I pay him $450 a week. And he’s basically a very good caring landlord. My friend has an overseas landlord who is a nightmare. I will make a donation when I can afford it. Polly